Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1952

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1952. In addition to the 12 members elected, the Leader (Clement Attlee), Deputy Leader (Herbert Morrison), Labour Chief Whip (William Whiteley), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (William Jowitt) were automatically members.

The results of the election are listed below:[1][2]


Colour
key
Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet
Rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 Jim Griffiths Llanelli 194
2 Hugh Gaitskell Leeds South 179
3 Alfred Robens Blyth 148
4 James Chuter Ede South Shields 141
5 Hugh Dalton Bishop Auckland 140
6 James Callaghan Cardiff South-East 137
7 Edith Summerskill Fulham West 130
8 Emanuel Shinwell Easington 124
9 Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 121
10 Glenvil Hall Colne Valley 113
11 Frank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 111
12 Aneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 108
13 Richard Stokes Ipswich 94
14 Tony Greenwood Rossendale 93
15 Peggy Herbison North Lanarkshire 92
16 Harold Wilson Huyton 91
17 Ronald Williams Wigan 77
18 Geoffrey Bing Hornchurch 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haseler, Stephen (1969). The Gaitskellites: Revisionism in the British Labour Party 1951–64. p. 37.
  2. ^ "Labour "Shadow Cabinet"". The Times. 20 November 1952. p. 8.