Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1993

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet took place in October 1993, at the beginning of the 1993/4 session of parliament. Under the rules then in effect, the Commons members of the Parliamentary Labour Party elected 18 members of the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, who were then assigned portfolios by the leader. The Commons members of the PLP separately elected the Chief Whip, and the Labour peers elected the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords. In addition, the Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Leader (John Smith and Margaret Beckett, respectively) were members by virtue of those offices. The 18 elected members of the Shadow Cabinet were the ones with the largest number of votes. Beginning with this election, MPs were required to vote for at least four women, but women were no longer guaranteed three places in the Shadow Cabinet.

Colour
key
Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet
Rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 Cook, RobinRobin Cook Livingston 177
2† Dobson, FrankFrank Dobson Holborn and St Pancras 163
2† Prescott, JohnJohn Prescott Kingston-upon-Hull East 163
4 Brown, GordonGordon Brown Dunfermline East 160
5 Mowlam, MoMo Mowlam Redcar 156
6 Blair, TonyTony Blair Sedgefield 142
7 Clark, DavidDavid Clark South Shields 133
8 Straw, JackJack Straw Blackburn 130
9 Smith, ChrisChris Smith Islington South and Finsbury 124
10 Meacher, MichaelMichael Meacher Oldham West 122
11† Davies, RonRon Davies Caerphilly 121
11† Dewar, DonaldDonald Dewar Glasgow Garscadden 121
13 Clarke, TomTom Clarke Monklands West 120
14 Taylor, AnnAnn Taylor Dewsbury 116
15† Lestor, JoanJoan Lestor Eccles 110
15† Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson Hamilton 110
17† Blunkett, DavidDavid Blunkett Sheffield Brightside 107
17† Cunningham, JackJack Cunningham Copeland 107
19† Clwyd, AnnAnn Clwyd Cynon Valley 104
19† Quin, JoyceJoyce Quin Gateshead East 104
21 Short, ClareClare Short Birmingham Ladywood 101
22 Harman, HarrietHarriet Harman Peckham 99
23 Lloyd, TonyTony Lloyd Stretford 95
24 Strang, GavinGavin Strang Edinburgh East 90
25 Adams, IreneIrene Adams Paisley North 88
26 McNamara, KevinKevin McNamara Kingston-upon-Hull North 87
26 Primarolo, DawnDawn Primarolo Bristol South 87
28 Dunwoody, GwynethGwyneth Dunwoody Crewe and Nantwich 82
39 Gordon, MildredMildred Gordon Bow and Poplar 81
30 Fatchett, DerekDerek Fatchett Leeds Central 78
31 Bell, StuartStuart Bell Middlesbrough 75
32 Fyfe, MariaMaria Fyfe Glasgow Maryhill 70
33 Mullin, ChrisChris Mullin Sunderland South 69
34 Michael, AlunAlun Michael Cardiff West 63
35 Golding, LlinLlin Golding Newcastle-under-Lyme 62
36 Darling, AlistairAlistair Darling Edinburgh Central 60
37 McLeish, HenryHenry McLeish Central Fife 56
38 Marek, JohnJohn Marek Wrexham 48
39 Ruddock, JoanJoan Ruddock Lewisham Deptford 47
40 Banks, TonyTony Banks Newham North West 46
41† Hoey, KateKate Hoey Vauxhall 40
41† Morgan, RhodriRhodri Morgan Cardiff South and Penarth 40
43 Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett Norwich South 43
44 Allen, GrahamGraham Allen Nottingham North 29

† Multiple candidates tied for position.

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