1959 Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1959. In addition to the 12 members elected, the Leader (Hugh Gaitskell), Deputy Leader (Aneurin Bevan), Labour Chief Whip (Herbert Bowden), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (A. V. Alexander), and Labour Chief Whip in the House of Lords (Lord Faringdon) were automatically members.[1]

Full results are listed below:[1]

Colour
key
Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet
Rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 Harold Wilson Huyton 167
2 James Callaghan Cardiff South East 149
3 Frank Soskice Newport 144
4 Alfred Robens Blyth 142
5 Fred Lee Newton 137
6 Tony Greenwood Rossendale 121
7 Tom Fraser Hamilton 118
8 George Brown Belper 106
9 Patrick Gordon Walker Smethwick 101
10 Dick Mitchison Kettering 94
11 Fred Willey Sunderland North 92
12 Denis Healey Leeds East 90
13 Michael Stewart Fulham 89
14 Richard Crossman Coventry East 87
15 Edith Summerskill Warrington 86
16 Tony Benn Bristol South East 85
17 Barbara Castle Blackburn East 76
18 Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 74
19 Lynn Ungoed-Thomas Leicester North East 66
20 Leslie Hale Oldham West 60
21 Malcolm Macmillan Western Isles 58
22 Billy Blyton Houghton-le-Spring 54
23 Christopher Mayhew Woolwich East 52
24 Fred Peart Workington 51
25 Hilary Marquand Middlesbrough East 50
26 Frederick Mulley Sheffield Park 46
27 Bob Edwards Bilston 45
28 Stephen Swingler Newcastle-under-Lyme 39
29† Harold Davies Leek 38
29† Konni Zilliacus Manchester Gorton 38
31 Bob Mellish Bermondsey 36
32 Charles Pannell Leeds West 33
33 George Craddock Bradford South 29
34 Victor Yates Birmingham Ladywood 28
35 Roy Mason Barnsley 25
36 George Chetwynd Stockton-on-Tees 23
37† Arthur Irvine Liverpool Edge Hill 22
37† Ernest Popplewell Newcastle upon Tyne West 22
39 John Hynd Sheffield Attercliffe 21
40† George Rogers Kensington North 19
40† Frank Tomney Hammersmith North 19

† Multiple candidates tied for position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Four New Members of Shadow Cabinet". The Times. 6 November 1959. p. 12.