Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1961

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Labour Party deputy leadership election, 1961
← 1960 12 November 1961 (1961-11-12) 1962 →

  George Brown, 1967.jpg Mme Barbara Castle, Ministre britannique du développement outre-mer.jpg
Candidate George Brown Barbara Castle
Popular vote 169 56
Percentage 75.1% 24.9%

Deputy Leader before election

George Brown

Elected Deputy Leader

George Brown

The 1961 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 12 November 1961, after sitting deputy leader George Brown was challenged by Barbara Castle, who became the first woman to run for either leader or deputy leader of the Labour Party.



Only ballot: 12 November 1961
Candidate Votes %
George Brown 169 75.1
Barbara Castle 56 24.9
George Brown re-elected