Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1955

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Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in 1955. 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 186
2 Gaitskell, HughHugh Gaitskell Leeds South 184
3† Callaghan, JamesJames Callaghan Cardiff South-East 148
3† Robens, AlfredAlfred Robens Blyth 148
5 Wilson, HaroldHarold Wilson Huyton 147
6 Summerskill, EdithEdith Summerskill Fulham West 133
7 Bevan, AneurinAneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 118
8 Brown, GeorgeGeorge Brown Belper 101
9 Noel-Baker, PhilipPhilip Noel-Baker Derby South 100
10 Greenwood, ArthurArthur Greenwood Wakefield 91
11 Stokes, RichardRichard Stokes Ipswich 77
12 Mitchison, DickDick Mitchison Kettering 76

† Multiple candidates tied for position.


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