As predicted, Yvette Cooper topped the poll by a margin—getting 232 votes. John Healey, the housing minister, came in a strong second with 192 votes and Ed Balls was third. At the other end of the table, Liam Byrne secured 19th place with 100 votes
Positive discrimination did the job that it was intended to. Eight women were elected. They will serve alongside Harriet Harman and Rosie Winterton so of the 24 members of the shadow at least 10 will be women.