Education credentials of our Shadow Cabinet

In response to (slightly) popular demand – here is a list detailing the education credentials of our Shadow Cabinet. (As with my previous post, excepting Theresa Villiers, I’ve just listed their first university qualification).

• Ed Miliband – Corpus Christi College, Oxford – Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
• Harriet Harman – University of York – Politics
• Ed Balls – Keble College, Oxford – PPE
• Douglas Alexander – University of Edinburgh – Politics and Modern History
• Yvette Cooper – Balliol College, Oxford – PPE
• Sadiq Khan – University of North London – Law
• Rosie Winterton – University of Hull – History
• Andy Burnham – Brunel University – Film Studies
• Stephen Twigg – Balliol College, Oxford – PPE
• Chuka Umanna – University of Manchester – English and French Law
• Jim Murphy – University of Strathclyde – Politics and European Law
• Hilary Benn – University of Sussex – Russian and East European Studies
• Angela Eagle – St John’s College, Oxford – PPE
• Caroline Flint – University of East Anglia – American Literature and History combined with Film Studies
• Rachel Reeves – New College, Oxford – PPE
• Tessa Jowell – University of Aberdeen – Sociology and Psychology
• Maria Eagle – Pembroke College, Oxford, PPE
• Liam Byrne – University of Manchester – Politics and Modern History
• Ivan Lewis – ?
• Mary Creagh – Pembroke College, Oxford – Modern Languages
• Jon Trickett – University of Hull – Politics
• Tom Watson – University of Hull – ?
• Vernon Coaker – University of Warwick – Economics and Politics
• Margaret Curran – University of Glasgow – Politics
• Owen Smith – University of Sussex – History and French
• Baroness Royall of Blaisdon – Westfield College, University of London – Spanish and French
• Lord Bassam of Brighton – University of Sussex – ?
• Liz Kendall – Queens’ College, Cambridge – History
• Michael Dugher – University of Nottingham – Politics
• Emily Thornberry – University of Kent at Canterbury – Law
• Lord Stewart Wood – ?
• Jon Cruddas – University of Warwick – Philosophy

Oxbridge: 9/32 (known) – 8 Oxford, 1 Cambridge – this is compared to 17/27 on our Cabinet.

Oxford PPE: 7/32 – this is compared to 6/27 on our Cabinet

Women: 13/32 – this is compared to 4/27 on our Cabinet

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