Official Opposition frontbench

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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. Miliband reshuffled the Shadow Cabinet on 7 October 2013.

Key[edit]

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[edit]

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 Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Labour Party Chair
The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman
(also Shadow Culture Secretary)
Chair of General Election Strategy The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander
(also Shadow Foreign Secretary)
Policy Review Coordinator Jon Cruddas (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Karen Buck
Jonathan Reynolds
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Dugher
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
Deputy Labour Party Chair
Jon Trickett
Shadow Minister Jon Ashworth
Chi Onwurah
Lisa Nandy
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (with responsibility for Opposition Strategy) Lord Wood of Anfield (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Minister Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
(also a Whip and with Business)

Foreign relations[edit]

Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon. Vernon Coaker
Shadow Ministers Kevan Jones
Alison Seabeck
Yvonne Fovargue
Gemma Doyle
Shadow Minister Lord Rosser
(jointly with Home and Transport)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Douglas Alexander
(also Election Strategy chair)
Shadow Minister for Europe Gareth Thomas
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. John Spellar
Ian Lucas
Kerry McCarthy
Shadow Ministers Lord Triesman
Lord Bach
Lord Liddle(jointly with Business)
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon. Jim Murphy
Shadow Ministers Alison McGovern
Gavin Shuker
Shadow Minister Lord Collins of Highbury
(also a Whip)

Law and order[edit]

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper
Shadow Ministers Jack Dromey
The Rt Hon. David Hanson
Diana Johnson
Helen Jones
Steve Reed
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
(also Deputy Lords Chief Whip)
Lord Rosser
(jointly with Defence and Transport)
Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
(also Shadow London Minister)
The Rt Hon. Sadiq Khan
Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform Stephen Twigg
Shadow Ministers Andy Slaughter
Jenny Chapman
Dan Jarvis
Shadow Minister for Constitutional Issues (providing advice on planning
and transition to Government)
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Shadow Minister Lord Beecham
(jointly with Communities)
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
(jointly with Treasury)

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon. Ed Balls
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie
Shadow Ministers Cathy Jamieson
Catherine McKinnell
Shabana Mahmood
Shadow Ministers Lord Eatwell
The Rt Hon. Lord Davies of Oldham PC
(jointly with Transport)
Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
(also Shadow Advocate General)
The Rt Hon. Lord Adonis PC
Business, Innovation and Skills
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna
Shadow Ministers Liam Byrne
Iain Wright
Toby Perkins
Stella Creasy
Ian Murray
Shadow Ministers Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also a Whip and with Culture)
Lord Young of Norwood Green
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
(also a Whip and with Cabinet Office)
Lord Liddle(jointly with Foreign)

Social services[edit]

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Tristram Hunt
Shadow Ministers Kevin Brennan
Steve McCabe
Rushanara Ali
Lucy Powell
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
(jointly with Culture)
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 Luciana Berger
Andrew Gwynne
Jamie Reed
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC
(also a Shadow Deputy Lords Leader)
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rachel Reeves
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Stephen Timms
Chris Bryant
Gregg McClymont
Kate Green
Shadow Minister Baroness Sherlock
(also a Whip)

Environment[edit]

Energy and Climate Change
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Caroline Flint
Shadow Ministers Tom Greatrex
Julie Elliott
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Baroness Worthington PC
(also a Whip)
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Maria Eagle
Shadow Ministers Huw Irranca-Davies
Barry Gardiner
Thomas Docherty
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord Knight of Weymouth PC

Local and devolved government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon. Hilary Benn
Shadow Minister for Housing Emma Reynolds (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Ministers Roberta Blackman-Woods
Lyn Brown
Andy Sawford
Shadow Ministers Lord McKenzie of Luton
Lord Beecham
(jointly with Justice)
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Ivan Lewis
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. Lord McAvoy PC
(also a Whip and with Scotland)
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran
Shadow Minister Russell Brown
Gordon Banks
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord McAvoy PC
(also a Whip and with Northern Ireland)
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith
Shadow Minister Nia Griffith
Shadow Minister Baroness Morgan of Ely
(also a Whip)

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman
(also Shadow Deputy PM and Deputy Opposition Leader)
Shadow Ministers Helen Goodman
Clive Efford
Shadow Ministers Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
(also a Whip and with Education)
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also a Whip and with Business)
Government Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero
Shadow Minister Sharon Hodgson
Shadow Ministers Baroness Thornton
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Mary Creagh
Shadow Ministers Lilian Greenwood
Gordon Marsden
Richard Burden
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. Lord Davies of Oldham PC
(jointly with Treasury and Wales)
Lord Rosser
(jointly with Defence and Home)

Parliament[edit]

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
(also with Health)
Whips
Opposition Chief Whip The Rt Hon. Rosie Winterton
Deputy Chief Whip Alan Campbell
Pairing Whip Mark Tami
Whips Heidi Alexander
David Hamilton
Graham Jones
Tom Blenkinsop
Susan Elan Jones
Phil Wilson
Julie Hilling
Karl Turner
Nic Dakin
Seema Malhotra
Bridget Phillipson
Stephen Doughty
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords The Rt Hon. Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Deputy Chief Whip The Rt Hon. Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
(also with Home)
Lord Tunnicliffe
Senior Whips The Rt Hon. Lord McAvoy PC
(also with Northern Ireland and Scotland)
Baroness Wheeler
Whips Lord Collins of Highbury
(also with International Development)
Lord Grantchester
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
(also with Cabinet and Business)
Baroness Morgan of Ely
(also with Wales)
Baroness Sherlock
(also with Work and Pensions)
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also with Business and Culture)
Baroness Worthington

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