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The 2015 Labour Party deputy leadership election was triggered on 8 May 2015 by the resignation of
Harriet Harman Harriet Ruth Harman (born 30 July 1950) is a British politician and solicitor who has served as Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency. In many countries with Bic ...

Harriet Harman
as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom following the party's defeat at the
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. Harman, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, became Acting Leader following
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Ed Miliband Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero since 2021. He has been the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Donca ...

Ed Miliband
's resignation. Harman announced on the same day that she would step down as Deputy Leader, with her resignation taking effect when the new Leader and Deputy Leader are elected. Five candidates were successfully nominated to stand in the deputy leadership election:
Ben Bradshaw Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw (born 30 August 1960) is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, also referred to as the culture secretar ...

Ben Bradshaw
,
Stella Creasy Stella Judith Creasy (born 5 April 1977) is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who has been Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for the London constituency of Walthamstow (UK Parliament constituency), Walth ...
,
Angela Eagle Dame Angela Eagle DBE (born 17 February 1961) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *An ...
,
Caroline Flint Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley (UK Parliament constituency), Don Valley from 1 ...

Caroline Flint
, and Tom Watson. The voting process began on Friday 14 August 2015 and closed on Thursday 10 September 2015, with the results being announced on Saturday 12 September 2015. Voting was by
Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Argentina *Labour Party (Argentina) Armenia ...
members and registered and affiliated supporters, using the
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system. Tom Watson was elected deputy leader with 50.7% of the vote on the third ballot.


Procedure

The leadership election, triggered by Harman's resignation, took place under the reformed rules adopted from the proposals of the February 2014 Collins Report, which was led by
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. The plan entailed a shorter election than the one that took place in
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, with a new deputy leader in place before Labour's party conference in September 2015. The review changed the way in which Labour elects leaders. Under the former system, a three-way
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chose the leader, with one-third weight given to the votes of the
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(i.e. Labour members of the
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House of Commons
) and Labour
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; one-third to individual Labour Party members, and one third to the trade union and affiliated societies sections.
Ed Miliband Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero since 2021. He has been the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Donca ...

Ed Miliband
famously won after a large victory in the third of these colleges. Following the Collins review, this system was replaced by a "
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" (OMOV) system. Candidates were elected by members and registered and affiliated supporters, who all received a maximum of one vote. This meant that, for example, members of Labour-affiliated trade unions needed to register as Labour supporters in order to vote. In order to stand, candidates needed to have been nominated by at least 15% of the
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(PLP) – 35
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. The vote, as in previous elections, was held by the
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(instant-runoff) system. The
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was held under the same rules. A meeting of Labour's National Executive Committee took place on 13 May 2015 to set a timetable and procedure for the two elections. * Tuesday 9 June 2015 – Nominations open * Monday 15 June 2015 (12:00) – Nominations for the
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close * Wednesday 17 June 2015 (12:00) – Nominations for the Deputy Leader close * Wednesday 17 June 2015 (12:00) –
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period open * Friday 31 July 2015 (12:00) – Supporting nominations close * Wednesday 12 August 2015 (12:00) – Last date to join as member, affiliated support or registered supporter and be able to vote * Friday 14 August 2015 – Ballot papers sent out * Thursday 10 September 2015 (12:00) – Ballot closes * Saturday 12 September 2015 – Special Conference announce the results


Candidates for Deputy Leader


Declared

*
Ben Bradshaw Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw (born 30 August 1960) is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, also referred to as the culture secretar ...

Ben Bradshaw
, former
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, former
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and MP for
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*
Stella Creasy Stella Judith Creasy (born 5 April 1977) is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who has been Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for the London constituency of Walthamstow (UK Parliament constituency), Walth ...
, Shadow Business Minister and MP for
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*
Angela Eagle Dame Angela Eagle DBE (born 17 February 1961) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *An ...
,
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons The Shadow Leader of the House of Commons is a member of the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet responsible for working with the Leader of the House in arranging Commons The commons is the culture, cultural and nature, natural resources a ...
, former
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and MP for
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*
Caroline Flint Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley (UK Parliament constituency), Don Valley from 1 ...

Caroline Flint
,
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero is a post in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet. The Shadow Secretary originally helped hold the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Her Majesty's Principal Secretary ...
, former
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and MP for Don Valley * Tom Watson, former Deputy Chair of the Labour Party, former
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for the
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Cabinet Office
and MP for West Bromwich East


Withdrawn

* John Healey, former
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, former
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and MP for Wentworth and Dearne *
Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali ( bn, রুশনারা আলী; born 14 March 1975) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Part ...

Rushanara Ali
, former Shadow Minister for Education and MP for Bethnal Green and Bow


Declined

*
Simon Danczuk Simon Christopher Danczuk (; born 24 October 1966) is a British author and former Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency An electoral district, also known as an ...
, MP for
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(endorsed
Caroline Flint Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley (UK Parliament constituency), Don Valley from 1 ...

Caroline Flint
) *
Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero (born 21 December 1972) is a British television and radio presenter, and former Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – La ...

Gloria De Piero
,
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities The Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (previously Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Women and Equality, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities) is a position in the United Kingdom's Official Opposition Parliame ...
and MP for Ashfield (endorsed Tom Watson) Flint was viewed as a
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, while Watson was viewed as having close links to the trade unions. One party source was anonymously quoted in the ''Financial Times'' as comparing a potential contest between Flint and Watson to the hotly contested 1981 deputy leadership election between
Denis Healey Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey (30 August 1917 – 3 October 2015) was a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979 and as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970 ...

Denis Healey
and the leftist
Tony Benn Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014; known between 1960 and 1963 as Viscount Stansgate) was a British politician, writer and diarist who served as a Cabinet minister A minister is a politician who heads a ministry (gove ...

Tony Benn
.


MP nominations for candidates

To be placed on the ballot, candidates for deputy leader must have obtained the nominations of 35 MPs. The number of MPs next to the candidate's name includes the actual candidate too, as they can count as one of the 35 MPs needed. Members with bold numbers succeeded to get the 35 nominations needed to make the ballot. Nominations for candidates by MPs were:Labour’s leadership contest
, Labour Party, 9 June 2015
* Tom Watson (62): Dave Anderson,
Jon Ashworth Jonathan Michael Graham Ashworth (born 14 October 1978) is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is an office within British politics held by a memb ...
,
Ian Austin Ian Christopher Austin, Baron Austin of Dudley (born 6 March 1965) is a British politician who sits as a life peer in the House of Lords. He was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Dudley North (UK Parliamen ...
,
Adrian Bailey Adrian Edward Bailey (born 11 December 1945) is a retired British Labour Co-operative Labour and Co-operative Party (often abbreviated Labour Co-op; cy, Llafur a'r Blaid Gydweithredol) is a description used by candidates in United Kingdom ele ...

Adrian Bailey
, Kevin Brennan,
Richard Burden Richard Haines Burden (born 1 September 1954) is a Labour Party (UK), British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Northfield (UK Parliament constituency), Birmingham ...
,
Richard Burgon Richard Burgon (born 19 September 1980) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua an ...

Richard Burgon
,
Liam Byrne Liam Dominic Byrne (born 2 October 1970) is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency An electoral district, also known as an ...
,
Ronnie Campbell Ronald Campbell (born 14 August 1943) is a former British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Ant ...
,
Vernon Coaker Vernon Rodney Coaker, Baron Coaker of Gedling (born 17 June 1953) is a British politician and life peer In the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Brit ...
,
David Crausby Sir David Anthony Crausby (born 17 June 1946) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton North East (UK Parliament constituency), Bolton North East ...

David Crausby
,
Jon Cruddas Jonathan Cruddas (born 7 April 1962) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua and B ...
,
Judith Cummins Judith Mary Cummins (née Black) (born 26 June 1967) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician. She has been Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford South (UK Parliament constituency), Bradford ...
, Jim Cunningham,
Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero (born 21 December 1972) is a British television and radio presenter, and former Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – La ...

Gloria De Piero
,
Michael Dugher Michael Vincent Dugher (pronounced ; born 26 April 1975) is a former British Labour Party (UK), Labour politician who was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnsley East (UK Parliament constituency), Barnsley East at the 2010 United K ...
,
Paul Farrelly Christopher Paul Farrelly (born 2 March 1962) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Anti ...
, Rob Flello,
Colleen Fletcher Colleen Margaret Fletcher (''née'' Dalton; born 23 November 1954) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Anti ...
,
Vicky Foxcroft Victoria Jane Foxcroft (born 9 March 1977) is a British Labour The Labour Party is a Centre-left politics, centre-left List of political parties in the United Kingdom, political party in the United Kingdom that has been described as an alli ...
,
Roger Godsiff Roger Duncan Godsiff (born 28 June 1946) is a British former politician who served as the Labour Labour or labor may refer to: * Childbirth Childbirth, also known as labour or delivery, is the ending of pregnancy where one or more babies ...
,
Louise Haigh Louise Margaret Haigh (born 22 July 1987) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua ...
,
Harry Harpham Robert Harry Harpham (21 February 1954 – 4 February 2016) was a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician and coal miner. He was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsbo ...
,
Sue Hayman Susan Mary Hayman, Baroness Hayman of Ullock (''née'' Bentley; born 28 July 1962) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour politician and life peer serving as a Shadow Spokesperson for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environme ...
, , Imran Hussain,
Kevan Jones Kevan David Jones (born 25 April 1964) is a British people, British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for North Durham (UK Parliament constituency), Nor ...
,
Helen Jones Helen Mary Jones (born 24 December 1954) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington North (UK Parliament constituency), Warrington North from 1997 ...
,
Barbara Keeley Barbara Mary Keeley (born 26 March 1952) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua ...

Barbara Keeley
,
Ian Lavery Ian Lavery (born 6 January 1963) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Wansbeck (UK Parliament constituency), Wansbeck since 2010 Unite ...
,
Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Louise Lewell-Buck (born 8 November 1978) is a Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields (UK Parliament constituency), South Shields sinc ...

Emma Lewell-Buck
, Clive Lewis,
Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Roseanne Long-Bailey (' Long; born 22 September 1979), sometimes referred to by her initials RLB, is a British politician and former solicitor serving as Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the p ...
,
Ian Lucas Ian Colin Lucas (born 18 September 1960) is a British people, British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Wrexham (UK Parliament constituency), Wrexham, W ...

Ian Lucas
,
Justin Madders Justin Piers Richard Madders (born 22 November 1972) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellesmere Port and Neston (UK Parliament constitue ...
, Khalid Mahmood,
Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood ( ur, شبانہ محمود; born 17 September 1980) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician and barrister serving as the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Ladywood (U ...
,
Rob Marris Robert Howard Marris (born 8 April 1955) is a Labour Party (UK), British Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West (UK Parliament constituency), Wolverhampton South West. He first held the ...
, Chris Matheson, Stephen McCabe, Andy McDonald,
Conor McGinn Conor Patrick McGinn (born 31 July 1984) is a British-Irish politician serving as Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency. In many countries with Bicameralism, bica ...
,
Alan Meale Sir Joseph Alan Meale (born 31 July 1949) is a former Labour Party (UK), British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mansfield (UK Parliament constituency), Mansfield from 1987 United Kingdom general election, 1987 t ...
,
Ian Mearns James Ian Mearns (born 21 April 1957) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua and ...
,
Grahame Morris Grahame Mark Morris (born 13 March 1961) is a Labour Party (UK), British Labour Party politician. He was elected at the 2010 United Kingdom general election, 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Easington (UK Parliament c ...
,
Lisa Nandy Lisa Eva Nandy (born 9 August 1979) is a British politician serving as Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities since 2021. A member of the Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known ...
,
Kate Osamor Ofunne Kate Osamor (; born 15 August 1968) is a British Labour Co-operative Labour and Co-operative Party (often abbreviated Labour Co-op; cy, Llafur a'r Blaid Gydweithredol) is a description used by candidates in United Kingdom elections who ...
,
Jess Phillips Jessica Rose Phillips (; born 9 October 1981) is a British Labour Party politician. She has served as the Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency. In many countrie ...
, Lucy Powell, Rachel Reeves, Geoffrey Robinson, Naz Shah, Virendra Sharma, Dennis Skinner, Ruth Smeeth, Jeff Smith (British politician), Jeff Smith, Nick Smith (British politician), Nick Smith, John Spellar, Jo Stevens, David Winnick, Iain Wright *
Caroline Flint Caroline Louise Flint (born 20 September 1961) is a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician who served as Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Don Valley (UK Parliament constituency), Don Valley from 1 ...

Caroline Flint
(43): Kevin Barron, Hilary Benn, Luciana Berger, Tom Blenkinsop, Ann Coffey, Alex Cunningham, Nic Dakin,
Simon Danczuk Simon Christopher Danczuk (; born 24 October 1966) is a British author and former Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency An electoral district, also known as an ...
, Wayne David, Jim Dowd (politician), Jim Dowd, Peter Dowd, Jack Dromey, Julie Elliott, Jim Fitzpatrick (politician), Jim Fitzpatrick, Yvonne Fovargue, Barry Gardiner, Mary Glindon, David Hanson (politician), David Hanson, Carolyn Harris (politician), Carolyn Harris, Margaret Hodge, Kate Hoey, George Howarth, Graham Jones (politician), Graham Jones, Gerald Kaufman, Stephen Kinnock, Siobhain McDonagh, Pat McFadden (British politician), Pat McFadden, Jessica Morden, Albert Owen, Toby Perkins, Jonathan Reynolds, Johnny Reynolds, Emma Reynolds, Joan Ryan, Barry Sheerman, Owen Smith (politician), Owen Smith, Angela C. Smith, Angela Smith, Gisela Stuart, Nick Thomas-Symonds, Anna Turley, Karl Turner (British politician), Karl Turner, Alan Whitehead, Phil Wilson (British politician), Phil Wilson *
Angela Eagle Dame Angela Eagle DBE (born 17 February 1961) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *An ...
(38): Margaret Beckett, Roberta Blackman-Woods, Paul Blomfield, Nick Brown, Dawn Butler, Ann Clwyd, Julie Cooper (politician), Julie Cooper, Maria Eagle, Bill Esterson, Mike Gapes, Pat Glass, Lilian Greenwood, Margaret Greenwood, Nia Griffith, Andrew Gwynne, John Healey, Mark Hendrick, Sharon Hodgson, Kelvin Hopkins, Seema Malhotra, Rachael Maskell, John McDonnell (politician), John McDonnell, Alison McGovern, Liz McInnes, Michael Meacher, Teresa Pearce, Stephen Pound, Angela Rayner, Christina Rees (politician), Christina Rees, Marie Rimmer, Steve Rotheram, Tulip Siddiq, Cat Smith, Jon Trickett, Derek Twigg, Keith Vaz, Daniel Zeichner *
Ben Bradshaw Benjamin Peter James Bradshaw (born 30 August 1960) is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, also referred to as the culture secretar ...

Ben Bradshaw
(37): Heidi Alexander,
Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali ( bn, রুশনারা আলী; born 14 March 1975) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Part ...

Rushanara Ali
, Clive Betts, Lyn Brown (politician), Lyn Brown, Chris Bryant, Karen Buck, Neil Coyle, Geraint Davies (Labour politician), Geraint Davies, Thangam Debbonaire, Clive Efford, Chris Evans (British politician), Chris Evans, Frank Field (British politician), Frank Field, Paul Flynn (politician), Paul Flynn, Helen Goodman, Fabian Hamilton, Meg Hillier, Tristram Hunt, Rupa Huq, Huw Irranca-Davies, Alan Johnson, Diana Johnson, Susan Jones, Susan Elan Jones, Sadiq Khan, Peter Kyle (politician), Peter Kyle, Gordon Marsden, Kerry McCarthy, Catherine McKinnell, Matthew Pennycook, Bridget Phillipson, Yasmin Qureshi, Andy Slaughter, Andrew Smith (British politician), Andrew Smith, Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, Stephen Timms, Valerie Vaz *
Stella Creasy Stella Judith Creasy (born 5 April 1977) is a British Labour and Co-operative politician who has been Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for the London constituency of Walthamstow (UK Parliament constituency), Walth ...
(35): Diane Abbott, Debbie Abrahams, Ruth Cadbury, Sarah Champion (politician), Sarah Champion, Jenny Chapman, Jo Cox, Stephen Doughty, Louise Ellman, Kate Green, Helen Hayes (politician), Helen Hayes, Kate Hollern, Dan Jarvis, Gerald Jones, Mike Kane, David Lammy, Chris Leslie (politician), Chris Leslie, Ivan Lewis, Holly Lynch, Fiona Mactaggart, Madeleine Moon, Ian Murray (British politician), Ian Murray, Melanie Onn, Chi Onwurah, Jamie Reed, Steve Reed (politician), Steve Reed, Gavin Shuker, Karin Smyth, Wes Streeting, Graham Stringer, Gareth Thomas (English politician), Gareth Thomas , Stephen Twigg, Chuka Umunna, Catherine West, John Woodcock (politician), John Woodcock Before dropping out of the race on 17 June,
Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali ( bn, রুশনারা আলী; born 14 March 1975) is a British Labour Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Part ...

Rushanara Ali
had the following 24 nominations: Roberta Blackman-Woods, Paul Blomfield, Lyn Brown (politician), Lyn Brown, Dawn Butler, Julie Cooper (politician), Julie Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Clive Efford, Fabian Hamilton, Helen Hayes (politician), Helen Hayes, Tristram Hunt, Rupa Huq, Sadiq Khan, Seema Malhotra, John Mann (British politician), John Mann, John McDonnell (politician), John McDonnell, Chi Onwurah, Teresa Pearce, Matthew Pennycook, Yasmin Qureshi, Dennis Skinner, Andy Slaughter, Keir Starmer, Chuka Umunna Before dropping out of the race on 11 June, John Healey had the following 20 nominations: Sarah Champion (politician), Sarah Champion, Clive Efford, Holly Lynch, Kevin Barron, Andy Slaughter, Clive Betts, Ruth Cadbury,
Simon Danczuk Simon Christopher Danczuk (; born 24 October 1966) is a British author and former Member of Parliament A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the people who live in their constituency An electoral district, also known as an ...
, Louise Ellman, Fabian Hamilton,
Harry Harpham Robert Harry Harpham (21 February 1954 – 4 February 2016) was a British Labour Party (UK), Labour Party politician and coal miner. He was the Member of Parliament (United Kingdom), Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsbo ...
, Madeleine Moon, Paula Sherriff, Derek Twigg, Paul Blomfield, Ivan Lewis, Gordon Marsden, Chris Leslie (politician), Chris Leslie, Teresa Pearce''New Statesman''
9 June 2015


Opinion polling


Result

Source:


See also

* 2015 Labour Party leadership election (UK) * 2015 Scottish Labour Party leadership election * 2015 Liberal Democrats leadership election


References

{{UK Labour Party 2015 elections in the United Kingdom, Labour Party deputy leadership Labour Party (UK) leadership elections, 2015