Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1955

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in 1955. 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][2]

Colour
key
Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
Rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 Jim Griffiths Llanelli 186
2 Hugh Gaitskell Leeds South 184
3† James Callaghan Cardiff South-East 148
3† Alfred Robens Blyth 148
5 Harold Wilson Huyton 147
6 Edith Summerskill Fulham West 133
7 Aneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 118
8 George Brown Belper 101
9 Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 100
10 Anthony Greenwood Rossendale 91
11 Richard Stokes Ipswich 77
12 Dick Mitchison Kettering 76
13† Tom Fraser Hamilton 75
13† Kenneth Younger Grimsby 75

† Multiple candidates tied for position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haseler, Stephen (1969). The Gaitskellites: Revisionism in the British Labour Party 1951–64. p. 37.
  2. ^ "New Shadow Cabinet". The Times. 24 June 1955. p. 10.