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TOP MEN IN CHURCHILL'S

Australian- Associated Press

r ONDON, Fri.-Top men in Mr. Churchill's shadow Cabinet

got home safely today when counting of votes was re- sumed. They included Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, tipped as Labour Minister, and Mr. Robert S. Hudson, former Minister

for Agriculture.

Slr Iain Fraser, the blind Con- servative member for More- cambe and Lonsdale, held, his seat with a majority of 17,000 over Labour.

Tory shadow Cabinet mem- bers and former Ministers, Mr. Oliver Lyttelton in Alder- shot, and Mr. B. A. Butler in Saffron Walden, were both re-elected. '

The Labour Party chairman, Miss Alice Bacon, who is at present ill in bed, was re-elected for Leeds North-East.

The former . Conservative Minister and shadow Cabinet member, Mr. Harofld Macmillan was re-elected in Bramley.

With the election of Messrs. Lyttelton and Butler this means Mr. Churchill's ttoee top sha- dow Caibinet members have been returned.

Mr. Butler, who was Minister for Education in tine wartime Government, is considered the

? ttanservative most likely to suc-

ceed; Mr. Churchill. ' ' * '

i Mr. Butler is the party's chief I Commonwealth expert. He is

considered certain for a top Ca'binet post.

Mr. Lyttelton is expected to be Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the wartime Government he was President of the BoaTd of Trade.

Mr. . Macmillan, a senior ! member of the shadow Cabinet,

' is candidate for the Colonial Secretaryship. He was Air Secretary in Mr. Churchill's ! 1ÍM5 caretaker Government.

Mr. Attlee's nephew, Mr. C. S. B. Attlee, was defeated at Eastbourne by a Conservative. During the campaign Mr. At- lee spoke in his nephew's sup

: port. '

A former Labour War Minis ! ter. Mr. P. J. Bellinger, was re ¡ elected at Bassetlaw.

> The retiring Minister for War

(Mr. Strachey) was re-elected > in his Scottish constituency of . Dundee West.

i Mr. David Eccles, one of the ' leading young Coji^ervatives

earmarked for a MihisteriaJ ? post, was re-elected in Chip , penham, Wiltshire.

[ Labour seats which fell in . eluded Wycombe,, which Mr. ¡.William Waldorf Astor, eldest

son of Lady Nancy Astor, won for the Conservatives.

He will join in the House ol Commons his brother, Mr. John Jacob Astor, who won the Sut- ton district of Plymouth for the Conservatives.

Success Continued

The almost unbroken run od successes of senior and jüriioi Ministers of the Conservative shadow cabinet members con- tinued when the first new re- sults included the easy return at Epsom, Surrey, of Mr. Mal- colm McCorquodale, wartime Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of. Labour under Mr,

Ernest Bevin.

Australian-born Conservátive Mr. W J. Heyting was beaten 'by the retiring Labour candid date Mr. S. Janner in Leicester North-west.

Dr. Hugh Dalton, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and recently Minister for Local Government and Planning, was re-elected in Durham.,

Mr. Dingle Foot, Liberal, brother of Mr. Michael Foot, who defeated Mr. Randolph Churchill, lost to a Conservative in Cornwall North.

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