Friday, 8 October 2010

Are Welsh MPs really that unpopular in Labour?

Much has been made of the failure of Welsh Labour MPs to get into the Shadow Cabinet on their own merit. Peter Hain has been parachuted in to save Milibland's embarrassment of having an English MP in the Welsh Secretary's job.

But the lack of support for the Welsh candidates, some of whom were long-standing ministers, really is an eye-opener.

Diane Abbott 59
Douglas Alexander 160 ELECTED
Ed Balls 179 ELECTED
Hilary Benn 128 ELECTED
Roberta Blackman-Woods 63
Ben Bradshaw 53
Kevin Brennan 64
Chris Bryant 77

Andy Burnham 165 ELECTED
Liam Byrne 100 ELECTED
Vernon Coaker 85
Yvette Cooper 232 ELECTED
Mary Creagh 119 ELECTED
Wayne David 30
John Denham 129 ELECTED
Angela Eagle 165 ELECTED
Maria Eagle 107 ELECTED
Rob Flello 15
Caroline Flint 139 ELECTED
Mike Gapes 12
Barry Gardiner 41
Helen Goodman 80
Peter Hain 97
David Hanson 38
Tom Harris 54
John Healey 192 ELECTED
Meg Hillier 106 ELECTED
Huw Irranca-Davies 28
Kevan Jones 68
Alan Johnson 163 ELECTED
Tessa Jowell 152 ELECTED
Eric Joyce 10
Barbara Keeley 87
Sadiq Khan 128 ELECTED
David Lammy 80
Chris Leslie 26
Ivan Lewis 104 ELECTED
Ian Lucas 34
Fiona Mactaggart 88
Pat McFadden 84
Ann McKechin 117 ELECTED
Alun Michael 11
Jim Murphy 160 ELECTED
Gareth Thomas 71
Emily Thornberry 99
Stephen Timms 79
Stephen Twigg 55
Shaun Woodward 72
Iain Wright 43

1 comment:

Hogyn o Rachub said...

Think you might find that it's a South African MP been parachuted in for the Wales job!