Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1953

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in 1953. 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. All incumbent members of the Shadow Cabinet retained their seats.

The 12 winners of the election are listed below:[1]

Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
1 Griffiths, JimJim Griffiths Llanelli 180
2 Gaitskell, HughHugh Gaitskell Leeds South 176
3 Soskice, FrankFrank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 168
4 Callaghan, JamesJames Callaghan Cardiff South-East 160
5 Dalton, HughHugh Dalton Bishop Auckland 159
6 Ede, James ChuterJames Chuter Ede South Shields 134
7 Summerskill, EdithEdith Summerskill Fulham West 129
8 Robens, AlfredAlfred Robens Blyth 133
9 Bevan, AneurinAneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 126
10 Noel-Baker, PhilipPhilip Noel-Baker Derby South 118
11 Shinwell, EmanuelEmanuel Shinwell Easington 108
12 Hall, GlenvilGlenvil Hall Colne Valley 106


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