Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1972
Template:Infobox Election The 1972 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 25 April 1972 after Roy Jenkins resigned as deputy leader over the decision to hold a referendum on Britain's entry into the Common Market.
Edward Short, formerly Education Secretary in the government of Harold Wilson, was regarded as a "unity" candidate, and won the election over his main rival, the left-winger Michael Foot, who had unsuccessully stood for the deputy leadership in 1970 and 1971.
- Anthony Crosland, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Member of Parliament for Great Grimsby
- Michael Foot, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale
- Edward Short, Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science, Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central
|Anthony Crosland eliminated|
|Edward Short elected|
- "How Labour can learn from Roy Jenkins". The Guardian, 4 January 2013. Accessed 26 Oct 2014
- Obituary: Lord Glenamara, The Telegraph, 11 May 2012. Accessed 26 Oct 2014
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