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1957 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet election

Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1957. In addition to the 12 members elected, the Leader (Hugh Gaitskell), Deputy Leader (Jim Griffiths), Labour Chief Whip (Herbert Bowden), Labour Leader in the House of Lords (A. V. Alexander) were automatically members.

The results of the election are listed below:[1]

Retained in the Shadow Cabinet
Joined the Shadow Cabinet
Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet
1 Harold Wilson Huyton 193
2 Dick Mitchison Kettering 191
3 Aneurin Bevan Ebbw Vale 181
4 Frank Soskice Sheffield, Neepsend 174
5 James Callaghan Cardiff South-East 171
6 Alfred Robens Blyth 162
7 Tony Greenwood Rossendale 143
8 Tom Fraser Hamilton 123
9 George Brown Belper 119
10 Philip Noel-Baker Derby South 114
11 Patrick Gordon Walker Smethwick 105
12 Arthur Bottomley Rochester and Chatham 99
13† Fred Lee Newton 94
13† Kenneth Younger Grimsby 94

† Multiple candidates tied for position.


  1. ^ "Labour Shadow Cabinet". The Times. 23 November 1957. p. 10.