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Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet UK

In British parliamentary practice, the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (usually known simply as the Shadow Cabinet) consists of senior members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding Government ministers, develop alternative policies, and hold the Government to account for its actions and responses. Since May 2010, the Labour Party has been Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and its leadership therefore forms the current Shadow Cabinet.

Not all Opposition frontbenchers are members of the Shadow Cabinet, which is composed of the most senior Opposition Members (usually around twenty).

The Leader of the Opposition, the Opposition Chief Whip and Opposition Deputy Chief Whip are the only Members of the Official Opposition to draw remuneration for their Opposition roles in addition to their salaries as Members of Parliament. The Leader of the Opposition and the Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords also receive a salary.

Members


Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet of the United Kingdom[1][2][3] []
Portfolio Shadow Minister Constituency Term
Shadow cabinet ministers
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
The Rt Hon Keir Starmer Holborn and St Pancras 2020-present
Shadow First Secretary of State
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Chair of the Labour Party
Angela Rayner Ashton-under-Lyne 2020-present
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Anneliese Dodds Oxford East 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Lisa Nandy Wigan 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Nick Thomas-Symonds Torfaen 2020-present
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Rachel Reeves Leeds West 2020-present
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon David Lammy Tottenham 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon John Healey Wentworth and Dearne 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Ed Miliband Doncaster North 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade The Rt Hon Emily Thornberry Islington South and Finsbury 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Jonathan Reynolds Stalybridge and Hyde 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jonathan Ashworth Leicester South 2016-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Rebecca Long-Bailey Salford and Eccles 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jo Stevens Cardiff Central 2020-present
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Bridget Phillipson Houghton and Sunderland South 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Luke Pollard Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Steve Reed Croydon North 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing Thangam Debbonaire Bristol West 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon Oldham West and Royton 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Preet Gill Birmingham Edgbaston 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Louise Haigh Sheffield Heeley 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray Edinburgh South 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Nia Griffith Llanelli 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Marsha de Cordova Battersea 2020-present
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment Rights and Protections Andy McDonald Middlesbrough 2020-present
Also attending shadow cabinet meetings
Shadow Minister for Mental Health Rosena Allin-Khan Tooting 2020-present
Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement Cat Smith Lancaster and Fleetwood 2016-present
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales The Rt Hon The Lord Falconer of Thornton Not applicable 2020-present
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Valerie Vaz Walsall South 2016-present
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Nick Brown Newcastle upon Tyne East 2016-present
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Baroness Smith of Basildon Not applicable 2015-present
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Rt Hon The Lord McAvoy Not applicable 2018-present

See also

References

  1. ^ "Keir Starmer appoints Shadow Cabinet". The Labour Party. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Keir Starmer appoints Labour frontbench". The Labour Party. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Our Shadow Cabinet". The Labour Party. Retrieved 2020.

External links


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