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Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1961


Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election, 1961

Labour Party (UK) deputy leadership election

12 November 1961 (1961-11-12)

Candidate George Brown Barbara Castle
First Round Votes 169 56
First Round Percentage 75.1% 24.9%

Deputy Leader before election

George Brown

Elected Deputy Leader

George Brown

The 1961 Labour Party deputy leadership election took place on 12 November 1961, after incumbent deputy leader Barbara Castle, who became the first woman to run for either leader or deputy leader of the Labour Party.



First round
Candidate Votes Percentage
George Brown 169 75.1%
Barbara Castle 56 24.9%
George Brown re-elected


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