Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1952

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1952. 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 Griffiths, JimJim Griffiths Llanelli 194
2 Gaitskell, HughHugh Gaitskell Leeds South 179
3 Robens, AlfredAlfred Robens Blyth 148
4 Ede, James ChuterJames Chuter Ede South Shields 141
5 Dalton, HughHugh Dalton Bishop Auckland 140
6 Callaghan, JamesJames Callaghan Cardiff South-East 137
7 Summerskill, EdithEdith Summerskill Fulham West 130
8 Shinwell, EmanuelEmanuel Shinwell Easington 124
9 Noel-Baker, PhilipPhilip Noel-Baker Derby South 121
10 Hall, GlenvilGlenvil Hall Colne Valley 113
11 Soskice, FrankFrank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 111
12 Bevan, AneurinAneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 108


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