Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1988

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Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election
United Kingdom
1983 ←
2 October 1988 (1988-10-02) → 1992

  Roy Hattersley 2012 cropped 2.jpg John Prescott on his last day as Deputy Prime Minister, June 2007.jpg
Candidate Roy Hattersley John Prescott Eric Heffer
Affiliated 31.339% 8.654% 0.007%
Constituency 18.109% 7.843% 4.046%
Parliamentary 17.376% 7.193% 5.430%
Total 66.824% 23.694% 9.483%

Deputy Leader before election

Roy Hattersley

Elected Deputy Leader

Roy Hattersley

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.

Candidates[edit]

Result[edit]

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

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