1960 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 1960. In addition to the 12 members elected, the Leader (Hugh Gaitskell), Deputy Leader (George Brown), 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 James Callaghan Cardiff South East 159
2 Frank Soskice Newport 148
3 Dick Mitchison Kettering 143
4 Michael Stewart Fulham 141
5 Denis Healey Leeds East 136
6 Tom Fraser Hamilton 134
7 Ray Gunter Southwark 130
8 Patrick Gordon Walker Smethwick 128
9 Harold Wilson Huyton 124
10 Douglas Houghton Sowerby 117
11 Fred Willey Sunderland North 112
12 Fred Lee Newton 95
13 Tony Benn Bristol South East 79
14 Lynn Ungoed-Thomas Leicester North East 73
15 Christopher Mayhew Woolwich East 70
16 Alice Bacon Leeds South East 69
17 Billy Blyton Houghton-le-Spring 65
18 Leslie Plummer Deptford 57
19† Bob Edwards Bilston 55
19† John Rankin Glasgow Govan 55
21† Hilary Marquand Middlesbrough East 50
21† Victor Yates Birmingham Ladywood 50
23† Joyce Butler Wood Green 49
23† John Stonehouse Wednesbury 49
25 Willie Ross Kilmarnock 46
26 George Thomas Cardiff West 45
27 George Craddock Bradford South 43
28 Fred Peart Workington 39
29† Bob Mellish Bermondsey 37
29† Edward Short Newcastle upon Tyne Central 37
31 George Strauss Vauxhall 36
32 Reg Prentice East Ham North 34
33† Frederick Mulley Sheffield Park 33
33† John Strachey Dundee West 33
35 Arthur Skeffington Hayes and Harlington 26
36 Harold Neal Bolsover 20
37 Gerry Reynolds Islington North 16
38 William A. Wilkins Bristol South 14
39 Albert Roberts Normanton 13
40 Roy Mason Barnsley 12

† Multiple candidates tied for position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shadow Cabinet Victory for Mr. Gaitskell". The Times. 18 November 1960.