Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1983
A Labour party deputy leadership election took place on 2 October 1983 to replace incumbent Deputy Leader Denis Healey. Healey had served in the position since 1980, becoming deputy leader at the same time that Michael Foot became party leader. Foot and Healey had both announced their resignations after the general election on 9 June 1983, in which a disastrous performance left the Labour Party with just 209 seats in parliament.
The election was conducted using the Labour party's electoral college. It was won by Roy Hattersley, who won more than two-thirds of the votes. On the same day, Neil Kinnock won the leadership challenge.
- Denzil Davies, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Member of Parliament for Llanelli
- Gwyneth Dunwoody, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich
- Roy Hattersley, Shadow Home Secretary, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Sparkbrook
- Michael Meacher, Former Under-Secretary for Health and Social Security, Member of Parliament for Oldham West
|Roy Hattersley elected|
- Butler, David & Butler, Gareth (2006). British political facts since 1979 (p. 55). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-0372-3
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