LONDON (Sep. 17)
The final list of 1,700 candidates for 650 seats in Parliament in the British general election October 15, published today, listed 39 Jewish candidates. These include 25 Labor candidates, three Conservative, nine Liberal and two Communist. Preliminary data had previously listed a total of 29 Jewish candidates.
The 36, 000,000 British voters include an estimated 300,000 Jewish voters. Jews do not comprise a majority in any constituency but in several they could determine the election if all voted for the same candidate, which Jews never do.
The Jewish Labor list includes Emanuel Shinwell, 80. former Minister of Defense, Sir Barnett Janner, 72, former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Sydney Silverman, 71, noted Parliamentarian and former chairman of the British section of the World Jewish Congress, and Maurice Edelman, 53, president of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
Jewish Conservative candidates include Sir Henry d’Avigdor Goldsmid, 55, president of the Jewish Colonization Association, and Sir Keith Joseph, 46, present Minister of Housing.