Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (United Kingdom)


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The Official Loyal Opposition Shadow Cabinet (usually known simply as the 'Shadow Cabinet') are, in British parliamentary practice, senior members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding office holders in the Government, 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 20).

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.

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Shadow Cabinet list

Ed Miliband reshuffled his Shadow Cabinet on 7 October 2011.

Portfolio Shadow Minister
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Labour Party Chair
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities
The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP
Shadow Chief Whip of the House of Commons The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Stephen Twigg MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves MP
Shadow Minister for London
Shadow Minister for the Olympics
The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Policy Review Co-ordinator
The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Ivan Lewis MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP
Labour Party Deputy Chair
Campaign Coordinator
Tom Watson MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Chair of the National Policy Forum
The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Shadow Chief Whip of the House of Lords The Rt Hon Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Also attends Shadow Cabinet meetings
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Michael Dugher MP
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales Emily Thornberry MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Lord Wood of Anfield

Source: Parliament.uk Labour Shadow Cabinet

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