Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (UK)

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The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party is a senior politician in the British Labour Party.wikipedia
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Tom Watson (Labour politician)

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The post was held by Tom Watson, who was elected as deputy on 12 September 2015.
Thomas Anthony Watson (born 8 January 1967) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party since 2015.

2015 Labour Party deputy leadership election

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The post was held by Tom Watson, who was elected as deputy on 12 September 2015.
The 2015 Labour Party deputy leadership election was triggered on 8 May 2015 by the resignation of Harriet Harman as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom following the party's defeat at the 2015 General Election.

Leader of the Labour Party (UK)

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Unlike other political party leaders, the Labour leader does not have the power to appoint or dismiss his or her deputy.
Harriet Harman was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Acting Leader since the resignation of Ed Miliband on 8 May 2015 following Labour's defeat at the 2015 general election.

John Prescott

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The previous Labour deputy leader, John Prescott, held this post from 1997 to 2007.
In the 1994 leadership election, he stood for both Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, winning election to the latter office.

Clement Attlee

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To date, the only Deputy Leaders who have gone on to be elected leader of the Labour Party are Clement Attlee and Michael Foot.
After retaining his seat in Labour's landslide defeat of 1931, he became the party's Deputy Leader.

Margaret Beckett

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Margaret Beckett briefly served as Labour leader following the unexpected death of John Smith in 1994.
She was the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under John Smith from 1992 to 1994, and briefly served as interim Leader of the Labour Party after Smith died suddenly.

Michael Foot

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To date, the only Deputy Leaders who have gone on to be elected leader of the Labour Party are Clement Attlee and Michael Foot.
He was also Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under Callaghan from 1976 to 1980.

Harriet Harman

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The former Labour British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, announced on his formal election as Labour leader that the newly elected deputy leader, Harriet Harman, would instead become Party Chair. Harriet Harman was leader after Gordon Brown resigned in 2010 and after Ed Miliband resigned in 2015.
Upon defeat, Brown resigned as party leader and Harman, as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, became Acting Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition until Ed Miliband was elected leader.

Ed Miliband

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Harriet Harman was leader after Gordon Brown resigned in 2010 and after Ed Miliband resigned in 2015.
Deputy Leader Harriet Harman took over as Acting Leader and became Leader of the Opposition.

1935 Labour Party leadership election

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Attlee, previously Deputy Leader, had been appointed as an interim leader the previous month when George Lansbury resigned and the general election was looming.

George Brown, Baron George-Brown

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George Alfred Brown, Baron George-Brown, (2 September 1914 – 2 June 1985) was a British Labour politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1960 to 1970 and also in several Cabinet posts, including Foreign Secretary during the Labour government of the 1960s.

Aneurin Bevan

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In 1959, he was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and held the post for a year until his death from stomach cancer at the age of 62.

Arthur Greenwood

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Greenwood became Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under Clement Attlee.

Roy Jenkins

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He was elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in 1970, but resigned in 1972 because he supported entry to the European Communities, which the party opposed.

Labour Party (UK)

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The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party is a senior politician in the British Labour Party.
As of January 2020, there are four living former Labour Party deputy leaders, as seen below.

Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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Recently, the office of Deputy Prime Minister has been revived and held by senior politicians in the governing party.

Roy Hattersley

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He served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992.

Leeds East (UK Parliament constituency)

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Healey was a prominent Labour frontbencher, serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979 and latterly as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.

1983 Labour Party deputy leadership election

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A deputy leadership election for the Labour Party in the United Kingdom took place on 2 October 1983 to replace incumbent Deputy Leader Denis Healey.

1994 Labour Party deputy leadership election

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Margaret Beckett was the serving Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, having been elected in 1992, and following Smith's death became the acting leader.

Herbert Morrison

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2007 Labour Party deputy leadership election

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The 2007 Labour Party deputy leadership election was a British political party election for the position of deputy leader of the Labour Party.

Jim Griffiths

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Birmingham Sparkbrook (UK Parliament constituency)

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The constituency's most high-profile MP was Roy Hattersley, who represented it for over 30 years and was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under Neil Kinnock from 1983 to 1992.