Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1988

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Roy Hattersley

A Labour party deputy leadership election took place on 2 October 1988 when John Prescott and Eric Heffer challenged Labour's incumbent Deputy Leader Roy Hattersley. Hattersley had served in the position since 1983.

The election was conducted using the Labour party's electoral college.


Candidate Affiliated Constituency Parliamentary Total (%)
Roy Hattersley 31.339 18.109 17.376 66.823
John Prescott 8.654 7.843 7.193 23.694
Eric Heffer 0.007 4.046 5.430 9.483
Roy Hattersley re-elected