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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.[1]

Edward Short, formerly Education Secretary in the government of Harold Wilson, was regarded as a "unity" candidate,[2] 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.

Candidates

Results

First round
Candidate Votes Percentage
Edward Short 111 42.5%
Michael Foot 89 34.1%
Anthony Crosland 61 23.4%
Anthony Crosland eliminated
Second round
Candidate Votes Percentage
Edward Short 145 55.6%
Michael Foot 116 44.4%
Edward Short elected

References

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