First Shadow Cabinet of Harold Wilson

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The First Shadow Cabinet of Harold Wilson was created on 14 February 1963 following the death of Hugh Gaitskell on 18 January 1963.[1]

Shadow Cabinet list[edit]

Portfolio Shadow Minister Term
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
The Rt Hon. Harold Wilson 1963 – 1964
Deputy Leader of the Opposition George Brown 1963 – 1964
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan[2] 1963 – 1964
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Patrick Gordon Walker 1963 – 1964
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Frank Soskice 1963 – 1964
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Unknown 1963 – 1964
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Denis Healey 1964
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland William Ross 1963 – 1964
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords The Rt Hon.The Earl Alexander of Hillsborough 1963 – 1964
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons Edward Short 1963 – 1964

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  • List of British governments
  • Official Opposition of the United Kingdom

References[edit]

  1. Timothy Heppell, "The Labour Party leadership election of 1963: Explaining the unexpected election of Harold Wilson." Contemporary British History 24.2 (2010): 151-171.
  2. "Obituary: Lord Callaghan". the Guardian. 2005-03-28. Retrieved 2021-05-18.

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