Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1983

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") were announced on 28 October 1983.[1] In addition to the 15 members elected, the Leader (Neil Kinnock), Deputy Leader (Roy Hattersley), Labour Chief Whip (Michael Cocks), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos), and Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party (Jack Dormand) were automatically members.

Denis Healey, who had previously been automatically a shadow cabinet member as Deputy Leader, topped the poll. Robin Cook, Michael Meacher and Giles Radice joined the cabinet; Jones and Meacher had not stood in 1982.[1]

Rank
Prior
rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 N/A Denis Healey Leeds East 136
2 1 Gerald Kaufman Manchester Gorton 128
3 3 Peter Shore Bethnal Green and Stepney 113
4 8 John Smith Monklands East 97
5 Jack Cunningham Copeland 89
6 John Prescott Hull East 88
7 7 John Silkin Lewisham Deptford 86
8 9 Peter Archer Warley West 81
9 N/A Barry Jones Alyn and Deeside 80
10 17 Robin Cook Livingston 78
11 13? Eric Heffer Liverpool Walton 74
12= 12? Gwyneth Dunwoody Crewe and Nantwich 73
12= N/A Michael Meacher Oldham West 73
12= Giles Radice North Durham 73
15 10 Stanley Orme Salford East 72
16 ? Brynmor John Pontypridd 71
17 12 Bruce Millan Glasgow Govan 69
18 Jeff Rooker Birmingham Perry Barr 66
19 Denzil Davies Llanelli 65

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Notes
References
  1. ^ a b Keesing's Contemporary Archives, vol.XXIX