UK Politics

Labour leadership results in full

Veteran left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party by a landslide, with MP Tom Watson elected deputy.

A total of 422,871 people took part in the vote for the two positions, with 343,995 votes cast online making it the UK's largest ever online ballot.

New Leader

This was the first Labour leadership contest to be fought under the new "one member one vote" system. There was also a new category of so-called registered supporters, who paid £3 to join. Mr Corbyn was way ahead of his rivals among party members, trade unionists and the registered supporters.

Leadership results in full
Members % Registered supporters % Affiliated Supporters % TOTAL %
Jeremy Corbyn 121,751 49.6 88,449 83.8 41,217 57.6 251,417 59.5
Andy Burnham 55,698 22.7 6,160 5.8 18,604 26 80,462 19
Yvette Cooper 54,470 22.2 8,415 8 9,043 12.6 71,928 17
Liz Kendall 13,601 5.5 2,574 2.4 2,682 3.7 18,857 4.5
Total 245,520 105,598 71,546 422,664
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Turnout for the leadership vote was 76.3% of the 554,272 eligible members, with 207 spoilt ballots.

Turnout among the three categories themselves ranged from 48.5% for affiliated supporters to 83.5% for members and highest of all, 93% for registered voters.

Deputy Leader

The election of the Deputy Leader went to three rounds, the lowest scoring candidate being knocked out each time until one achieved more than 50% of the vote.

Tom Watson finally won in the third round with 198,962 votes (50.7%).

Deputy leadership results in full
Candidate Round 1 % Round 2 % Round 3 %
Tom Watson 160,852 39.4 170,589 42.2 198,962 50.7
Stella Creasy 78,100 19.1 86,555 21.4 103,746 26.4
Caroline Flint 64,425 15.8 74,581 18.4 89,538 22.8
Angela Eagle 66,013 16.2 72,517 17.9
Ben Bradshaw 39,080 9.6
Total 408,470 404,242 392,246
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Round 1 Deputy leadership results by membership
Members Registered Supporters Affiliated Supporters Total %
Tom Watson 90,018 43,729 27,105 160,852 39.4
Stella Creasy 47,372 22,465 8,263 78,100 19.1
Angela Eagle 36,321 15,676 14,016 66,013 16.2
Caroline Flint 41,504 11,282 11,639 64,425 15.8
Ben Bradshaw 24,738 6,839 7,503 39,080 9.6
Total 239,953 99,991 68,526 408,470
Round 2
Members Registered Supporters Affiliated Supporters Total %
Tom Watson 96,008 45,329 29,252 170,589 42.2
Stella Creasy 52,866 23,959 9,730 86,555 21.4
Caroline Flint 48,208 12,948 13,425 74,581 18.4
Angela Eagle 40,559 16,583 15,375 72,517 17.9
Round 3
Members Registered Supporters Affiliated Supporters Total %
Tom Watson 111,465 51,815 35,682 198,962 50.7
Stella Creasy 62,875 27,874 12,997 103,746 26.4
Caroline Flint 57,305 15,434 16,799 89,538 22.8

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