Elections to the Labour Party's Shadow Cabinet (more formally, its "Parliamentary Committee") occurred in November 1956. 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:
|Retained in the Shadow Cabinet|
|Joined the Shadow Cabinet|
|Voted out of the Shadow Cabinet|
|3||Aneurin Bevan||Ebbw Vale||148|
|5||James Callaghan||Cardiff South-East||140|
|6†||Frank Soskice||Sheffield, Neepsend||137|
|8||Philip Noel-Baker||Derby South||133|
|9||Edith Summerskill||Fulham West||112|
|13||Arthur Bottomley||Rochester and Chatham||91|
|14||Lynn Ungoed-Thomas||Leicester North East||90|
† Multiple candidates tied for position.