Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1992

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Labour Party deputy leadership election, 1992
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  Margaret Beckett Jul06.jpg Dennis Skinner and John Prescott, 2016 Labour Party Conference (cropped).jpg Bryan Gould in 1992.jpg
Candidate Margaret Beckett John Prescott Bryan Gould
Overall result 57.3% 28.2% 14.5%
Affiliated unions 63.5% 29.1% 7.4%
Party members 63.5% 23.7% 12.9%
Labour MPs 42.9% 31.4% 25.7%

Deputy Leader before election

Roy Hattersley

Elected Deputy Leader

Margaret Beckett

The 1992 Labour Party deputy leadership election followed the Labour Party's failure to win the 1992 general election and the subsequent resignation of deputy party leader Roy Hattersley. The ballot took place on 18 July 1992 at Labour Party Conference. Affiliated organisations had 40% of the vote, while Constituency Labour Parties and the Parliamentary Labour Party had 30% each in the electoral college.

Candidates[edit]

Result[edit]

Candidate Affiliated
block votes

(40%)[1]
CLP
block votes

(30%)
PLP votes
(30%)
Overall result
% % % %
Margaret Beckett Green tickY 63.5 63.5 42.9 57.3
John Prescott 29.1 23.7 31.4 28.1
Bryan Gould 7.4 12.9 25.7 14.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Under the rules at the time of the contest, block votes were cast by delegates and the Parliamentary Party at Labour Party Conference. Affiliated Unions held 40% of the votes, CLPs 30% and the PLP 30%.
  • Boothroyd, David. "Leaders of the Labour Party". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 16 May 2015. (unofficial website)
  • LeDuc, Lawrence (26–31 March 1999). "Leadership Selection and Party Renewal" (PDF). The Consequences of Candidate Selection. 27th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops. Mannheim: European Consortium for Political Research. pp. 8–12. Retrieved 16 May 2015.