1988 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet election
Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1988. In addition to the 15 members elected, the Leader (Neil Kinnock), Deputy Leader (Roy Hattersley), Labour Chief Whip (Derek Foster), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (Cledwyn Hughes), and Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party (Stanley Orme) were automatically members.
The 15 winners of the election are listed below:
|Retained in the Shadow Cabinet|
|Joined the Shadow Cabinet|
|Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet|
|1||Gordon Brown||Dunfermline East||155|
|2||John Smith||Monklands East||144|
|3||Gerald Kaufman||Manchester Gorton||129|
|4||David Clark||South Shields||128|
|5†||Donald Dewar||Glasgow Garscadden||119|
|7†||Frank Dobson||Holborn and St Pancras||116|
|10||Michael Meacher||Oldham West||109|
|12||Barry Jones||Alyn and Deeside||96|
|13||John Prescott||Hull East||94|
† Multiple candidates tied for position.
- Webster, Philip (3 November 1988). "Kinnock gathers his allies around him". The Times. p. 24.