Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1953

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in 1953. 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. All incumbent members of the Shadow Cabinet retained their seats.

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

Colour
key
Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 Jim Griffiths Llanelli 180
2 Hugh Gaitskell Leeds South 176
3 Frank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 168
4 James Callaghan Cardiff South-East 160
5 Hugh Dalton Bishop Auckland 159
6 James Chuter Ede South Shields 134
7 Edith Summerskill Fulham West 129
8 Alfred Robens Blyth 133
9 Aneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 126
10 Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 118
11 Emanuel Shinwell Easington 108
12 Glenvil Hall Colne Valley 106
13 Harold Wilson Huyton 105
14 Tony Greenwood Rossendale 89
15 Geoffrey Bing Hornchurch 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haseler, Stephen (1969). The Gaitskellites: Revisionism in the British Labour Party 1951–64. p. 37.
  2. ^ "Labour "Shadow Cabinet"". The Times. 6 November 1953. p. 8.