Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1976

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Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election

← 1972 21 October 1976 (1976-10-21) 1980 →
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Candidate Michael Foot Shirley Williams
Votes 166 128
Percentage 56.5% 43.5%

Deputy Leader before election

Edward Short

Elected Deputy Leader

Michael Foot

The Labour Party deputy leadership election of 1976 occurred when Edward Short stood down from the deputy leadership of the labour party. It was won by Michael Foot who had stood unsuccessfully for the position three times before, and had come second to James Callaghan in the leadership election the previous April.



Ballot: 21 October 1976
Candidate Votes %
Michael Foot 166 56.5%
Shirley Williams 128 43.5%
Majority 38 13%
Turnout 294
Foot elected deputy leader