Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1987

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The annual election to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") was conducted in 1987.[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 (Stanley Orme) were automatically members.

Following the 1987 general election, there were significant changes to the cabinet. Barry Jones, Peter Shore, Peter Archer and Giles Radice lost their seats, and other familiar faces such as Denis Healey did not stand. Michael Meacher, Robert Hughest, Robin Cook, Frank Dobson, Gordon Brown, Jo Richardson and Jack Straw gained seats.

Rank
Prior
rank
Candidate
Constituency
Votes
1 15 Bryan Gould Dagenham 163
2 12= John Prescott Hull East 130
3 16 Michael Meacher Oldham West 127
4 1 Gerald Kaufman Manchester Gorton 115
5 2 John Smith Monklands East 113
6 3 Denzil Davies Llanelli 111
7 17= Robert Hughes Aberdeen North 106
8 17= Robin Cook Livingston 95
9 14 Donald Dewar Glasgow Garscadden 93
10 Frank Dobson Holborn and St Pancras 91
11= Gordon Brown Dunfermline East 88
11= 9 Jack Cunningham Copeland 88
11= Jo Richardson Barking 88
14 12= David Clark South Shields 87
15 Jack Straw Blackburn 86
16 6 Barry Jones Alyn and Deeside 78
17 Tony Blair Sedgefield 71
18 Tony Benn Chesterfield 69

Footnotes[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons, June 1987, p.21