Candidates for leader and deputy leader have to be MPs, and they required nominations from 10% of Labour MPs and MEPs to get onto the ballot. After a disastrous general election, Labour finds itself having to elect not only a new leader but a new deputy leader too. He possesses deep reserves of patience and a first-class mind. The Shadow Brexit Secretary won convincingly against his rivals Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy with 56% of the vote. Key points: Anthony Albanese was the only person to nominate to become Labor leader; The caucus will meet in Canberra later this week to elect a new deputy Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “It is the honour and the privilege of my life to be elected as leader of the Labour Party. He has great integrity. Unlike other political party leaders, the Labour leader does not have the power to appoint or dismiss their deputy. It’s the honour and privilege of my life to be elected as Leader of the Labour Party. Keir Starmer has been elected Leader of the Labour Party and Angela Rayner has been elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Following former deputy leader Tom Watson’s departure at the start of the 2019 general election campaign, Labour must also choose a new deputy leader. The 39-year-old former Shadow Secretary of State for Education will serve alongside… Keir Starmer has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. John Prescott is perhaps the definitive deputy leader of recent times, being elected deputy in 1994 and serving until 2007 – the longest in Labour party history. ANGELA Rayner has become Labour’s new deputy leader after the party’s leadership election last night. Former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson tweeted: ‘My very best wishes to Keir Starmer. The … It was won by Angela Rayner on the third ballot. Keir and Angela won with 56.2% and 52.6% of the vote respectively. The 2020 Labour Party deputy leadership election was triggered on 6 November 2019 by the resignation of Tom Watson as deputy leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom. History. New deputy leader Angela Rayner was also appointed the Labour Party chairman, a key role in co-ordinating election strategy. Labour party deputy leadership April 2020 Politics live with Andrew Sparrow Keir Starmer elected Labour leader with 56% of vote on first round — as it happened The post is instead directly elected by party members, registered supporters and affiliated supporters on a one-member-one-vote basis; before 2015, it was elected using the party's former electoral college system; and before 1981, it was elected by Labour MPs.