Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1986

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The annual election to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") was conducted in October 1986.[1] In addition to the 16 members elected, the Leader (Neil Kinnock), Deputy Leader (Roy Hattersley), Labour Chief Whip (Derek Foster), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (Cledwyn Hughes), and Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party (Jack Dormand) were automatically members.

As a result of the election, David Clark and Bryan Gould joined the cabinet, while Robin Cook and Robert Hughes lost their places.[1]

Rank
Prior
rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 1 Gerald Kaufman Manchester Gorton 113
2 7 John Smith Monklands East 103
3 13 Denzil Davies Llanelli 102
4= 3= Denis Healey Leeds East 100
4= 2 Stanley Orme Salford East 100
6 10= Barry Jones Alyn and Deeside 96
7 6 Peter Shore Bethnal Green and Stepney 94
8 9 Jack Cunningham Copeland 93
9 10= Peter Archer Warley West 92
10 8 Giles Radice North Durham 91
12= 17 David Clark South Shields 89
12= 3= John Prescott Hull East 89
14 14 Donald Dewar Glasgow Garscadden 88
15 Bryan Gould Dagenham 82
16 12 Michael Meacher Oldham West 80
17= 5 Robin Cook Livingston 78
17= 15= Robert Hughes Aberdeen North 78
19 18 Brynmor John Pontypridd 73

Top 19 candidates are listed.

Footnotes[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ a b Keesing's Contemporary Archives, Volume 33, p.xxxiii