Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1956

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Labour Party deputy leadership election, 1956
← 1953 2 February 1956 (1956-02-02) 1959 →

  No image.svg Aneurin Bevan.jpg Herbert Morrison 1947.jpg
Candidate Jim Griffiths Aneurin Bevan Herbert Morrison
Popular vote 141 111 40
Percentage 48.3% 38.0% 13.7%

Deputy Leader before election

Herbert Morrison

Elected Deputy Leader

Jim Griffiths

The 1956 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 2 February 1956, after sitting deputy leader Herbert Morrison was challenged by Jim Griffiths and Aneurin Bevan.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Only ballot: 2 February 1956
Candidate Votes %
Jim Griffiths 141 48.3
Aneurin Bevan 111 38.0
Herbert Morrison 40 13.7
Jim Griffiths elected

Incumbent Herbert Morrison was defeated by a large margin, coming third with 13.7% of the vote.

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