Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1954

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in 1954. 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 12 winners of the election are listed below:[1]

Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
1† Hugh Gaitskell Leeds South 170
1† Jim Griffiths Llanelli 170
3 Frank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 164
4 Hugh Dalton Bishop Auckland 147
5 Edith Summerskill Fulham West 142
6 Alfred Robens Blyth 140
7 Emanuel Shinwell Easington 126
8† Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 125
8† James Chuter Ede South Shields 125
10 James Callaghan Cardiff South-East 124
11 Glenvil Hall Colne Valley 121
12 Harold Wilson Huyton 120

† Multiple candidates tied for position.


  1. ^ Haseler, Stephen (1969). The Gaitskellites: Revisionism in the British Labour Party 1951–64. p. 37.