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Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1992

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Labour Party (UK) Shadow Cabinet election, 1992

Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet took place in July 1992. Shadow Cabinet elections generally take place at the beginning of a parliamentary session, but the 1992 vote was postponed until a new leader was elected to replace Neil Kinnock. Under the rules then in effect, the Commons members of the Parliamentary Labour Party elected 18 members of the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, who were then assigned portfolios by the leader. The Commons members of the PLP separately elected the Chief Whip, and the Labour peers elected the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords. In addition, the Leader of the Labour Party and Deputy Leader (John Smith and Margaret Beckett, respectively) were members by virtue of those offices. The 18 elected members of the Shadow Cabinet were the ones with the largest number of votes, except that the three women with the most votes would be included in the 18, even if they weren't among the 18 top vote getters.

1 Brown, GordonGordon Brown Dunfermline East 165
2 Blair, TonyTony Blair Sedgefield 150
3 Cook, RobinRobin Cook Livingston 149
4 Dobson, FrankFrank Dobson Holborn and St Pancras 140
5 Prescott, JohnJohn Prescott Kingston-upon-Hull East 137
6† Gould, BryanBryan Gould Dagenham 135
6† Harman, HarrietHarriet Harman Peckham 135
6† Mowlam, MoMo Mowlam Redcar 135
6† Smith, ChrisChris Smith Islington South and Finsbury 135
10 Clwyd, AnnAnn Clwyd Cynon Valley 133
11 Taylor, AnnAnn Taylor Dewsbury 129
12 Cunningham, JackJack Cunningham Copeland 124
13 Meacher, MichaelMichael Meacher Oldham West 122
14 Dewar, DonaldDonald Dewar Glasgow Garscadden 121
15 Blunkett, DavidDavid Blunkett Sheffield Brightside 112
16 Straw, JackJack Straw Blackburn 111
17 Clarke, TomTom Clarke Monklands West 105
18 Clark, DavidDavid Clark South Shields 104
19 Davies, RonRon Davies Caerphilly 89
20 Robertson, GeorgeGeorge Robertson Hamilton 82
21 Jones, BarryBarry Jones Alyn and Deeside 80
22 Short, ClareClare Short Birmingham Ladywood 73
23† Primarolo, DawnDawn Primarolo Bristol South 71
23† Quin, JoyceJoyce Quin Gateshead East 71
25 Armstrong, HilaryHilary Armstrong North West Durham 70
26 O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill Clackmannan 63
27 Richardson, JoJo Richardson Barking 62
28 McNamara, KevinKevin McNamara Kingston-upon-Hull North 61
29 Bell, StuartStuart Bell Middlesbrough 60
30 Mullin, ChrisChris Mullin Sunderland South 58
31 Foulkes, GeorgeGeorge Foulkes Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley 57
32 Fatchett, DerekDerek Fatchett Leeds Central 54
33† McLeish, HenryHenry McLeish Central Fife 53
33† Soley, CliveClive Soley Hammersmith 53
35 Golding, LlinLlin Golding Newcastle-under-Lyme 51
36† Gordon, MildredMildred Gordon Bow and Poplar 47
36† Benn, TonyTony Benn Chesterfield 47
38 Rooker, JeffJeff Rooker Birmingham Perry Barr 44
39† Banks, TonyTony Banks Newham North West 42
39† Grocott, BruceBruce Grocott The Wrekin 42
41 Fisher, MarkMark Fisher Stoke-on-Trent Central 41
42† Michael, AlunAlun Michael Cardiff West 39
42† Strang, GavinGavin Strang Edinburgh East 39
44 Marek, JohnJohn Marek Wrexham 38
45 Morris, AlfAlf Morris Manchester Wythenshawe 37
46 Lloyd, TonyTony Lloyd Stretford 33
47 Sheerman, BarryBarry Sheerman Huddersfield 31
48† Allen, GrahamGraham Allen Nottingham North 29
48† Grant, BernieBernie Grant Tottenham 29
50† Canavan, DennisDennis Canavan Falkirk West 26
50† Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett Norwich South 26
52 Mitchell, AustinAustin Mitchell Great Grimsby 20
53 Randall, StuartStuart Randall Kingston-upon-Hull West 19

† Multiple candidates tied for position.


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