Tom Quinn

Senior Lecturer in Government, University of Essex

 

Party Leadership Election Results in the UK

This web page lists details of leadership elections in the major UK parties, as well as those in some 'minor' parties and regional sections of the major parties. It accompanies my book, Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Labour Party leadership elections 1922-2016

Labour Party deputy leadership elections 1952-2015

Conservative Party leadership elections 1965-2016

Liberal, SDP and Liberal Democrat leadership elections 1967-2015

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leadership elections 2002-2016

Green Party of England & Wales leadership elections 2008-2016

British National Party (BNP) leadership elections 1999-2015

Scottish devolved party leadership elections

Scottish National Party leadership elections 1969-2014

Scottish National Party depute leadership elections 2004-2014

Welsh party leadership elections

Northern Irish party leadership elections

London mayoral candidate selection contests 2000-2016

Leadership election rules

Effective number of candidates in leadership elections

Academic sources on leadership elections in the UK

 

If you would like further information on the leadership elections covered on this web page, notice any errors, or if you can provide missing information for some of the contests covered, please contact the compiler:

Dr Tom Quinn
Department of Government
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ
Email: tquinn followed by @essex.ac.uk

 

 

You are free to use the data on this webpage, but citations are always appreciated!