Official Opposition frontbench


Official Opposition frontbench

The frontbench of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the Parliament of the United Kingdom consists of the Shadow Cabinet and other official shadow ministers of the political party currently serving as the Official Opposition. Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition is currently the Labour Party, and the Leader of the Opposition is Ed Miliband. Ed Miliband reshuffled the Shadow Cabinet on 7 October 2011, and announced most of the junior shadow ministers the following weekend.

Contents

Key

Shadow Minister in the House of Commons
Shadow Minister in the House of Lords
Shadow Cabinet members and attendees in bold

Leader and Shadow Cabinet Office

Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
The Rt Hon. Ed Miliband
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Labour Party Chair
The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman
Campaign Coordinator
Deputy Chair of the Labour Party
Tom Watson
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition The Rt Hon. John Denham
Jonathan Reynolds
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett
Shadow Minister without Portfolio Michael Dugher (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (with responsibility for Opposition Strategy) Lord Wood of Anfield (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC

Foreign relations

Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Jim Murphy
Shadow Ministers Kevan Jones
Russell Brown
Alison Seabeck
Gemma Doyle
Shadow Minister Lord Rosser
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander
Shadow Minister for Europe Emma Reynolds
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. John Spellar
Ian Lucas
Kerry McCarthy
Shadow Minister Lord Triesman
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Ivan Lewis
Shadow Ministers Tony Cunningham
Rushanara Ali
Shadow Minister Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead

Law and order

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. David Hanson
Chris Bryant
Diana Johnson
Gloria De Piero
Stella Creasy
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC
Lord Rosser
Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
The Rt Hon. Sadiq Khan
Shadow Ministers Wayne David
Andy Slaughter
Robert Flello
Jenny Chapman
Shadow Minister Lord Bach
Law Officers
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Emily Thornberry (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland Lord Davidson of Glen Clova

Economy

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. Ed Balls
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Ministers Chris Leslie
Owen Smith
Cathy Jamieson
Shadow Ministers Lord Eatwell
The Rt Hon. Lord Davies of Oldham PC
Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
Business, Innovation and Skills
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna
Shadow Ministers Iain Wright
Shabana Mahmood
Gordon Marsden
Chi Onwurah
Toby Perkins
Ian Murray
Shadow Ministers Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Lord Young of Norwood Green

Social services

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Stephen Twigg
Shadow Ministers Kevin Brennan
Sharon Hodgson
Karen Buck
Catherine McKinnell
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Baroness Hughes of Stretford
Health
Shadow Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Andy Burnham
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Ministers Diane Abbott
Andrew Gwynne
Jamie Reed
Shadow Ministers Lord Beecham
Baroness Thornton
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Stephen Timms
Ian Austin
Anne McGuire
Gregg McClymont
Shadow Minister Lord McKenzie of Luton

Environment

Energy and Climate Change
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Caroline Flint
Shadow Ministers Tom Greatrex
Luciana Berger
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh
Shadow Ministers Huw Irranca-Davies
Gavin Shuker
Fiona O'Donnell
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord Knight of Weymouth PC
The Rt Hon. Baroness Quin PC

Local and devolved government

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Hilary Benn
Shadow Ministers Jack Dromey
Helen Jones
Roberta Blackman-Woods
Chris Williamson
Shadow Ministers Lord McKenzie of Luton
Lord Beecham
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon. Vernon Coaker
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran
Shadow Minister Willie Bain
Shadow Ministers Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
The Rt Hon. Lord Browne of Ladyton PC
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon. Peter Hain
Shadow Minister Nia Griffith
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Lord Davies of Oldham PC

Others

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman
Shadow Minister for the Olympics The Rt Hon. Tessa Jowell
Shadow Ministers Clive Efford
Helen Goodman
Dan Jarvis
Shadow Ministers Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Baroness Billingham
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Government Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities The Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper
Shadow Minister Kate Green
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Baroness Thornton
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle
Shadow Ministers Jim Fitzpatrick
Lilian Greenwood
John Woodcock
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord Davies of Oldham PC
Lord Rosser

Parliament

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle
Shadow Deputy Leader of the Commons Angela C. Smith
Leader of the Opposition in the Lords The Rt Hon. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC
Whips
Opposition Chief Whip The Rt Hon. Rosie Winterton
Deputy Chief Whip Alan Campbell
Pairing Whip Mark Tami
Whips Lyn Brown
David Hamilton
Phil Wilson
Assistant Whips Mark Hendrick
Graham Jones
Chris Ruane
Susan Elan Jones
Jon Ashworth
Tom Blenkinsop
Yvonne Fovargue
Nic Dakin
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords The Rt Hon. Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Deputy Chief Whip Baroness Crawley
Lord Tunnicliffe
Whips Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Baroness Gale
Lord Rosser
Lord Grantchester
Baroness Wheeler
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Lord Collins of Highbury
Lord Liddle
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Lord McAvoy

See also

References


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