Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

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The Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland is a member of the UK Shadow Cabinet responsible for the scrutiny of the Secretary of State for Scotland and his department, the Scottish Office. The post is currently held by Margaret Curran. The holder is assisted by shadow ministers in the Commons and in the Lords.


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Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
Willie Ross 20 July 1970 4 March 1974 Labour Harold Wilson
Unknown 4 March 1974 18 February 1975 Conservative Edward Heath
Alick Buchanan-Smith 18 February 1975 9 December 1976 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Teddy Taylor Sir Teddy Taylor.jpg 9 December 1976 3 May 1979 Conservative
Bruce Millan 4 May 1979 31 October 1983 Labour James Callaghan
Michael Foot
Donald Dewar Donald Dewar.jpg 31 October 1983 18 July 1992 Labour Neil Kinnock
Tom Clarke TomClarkeMP.jpg 18 July 1992 21 October 1993 Labour John Smith
George Robertson George Robertson.jpg 21 October 1993 2 May 1997 Labour
Margaret Beckett
Tony Blair
Office not in use 2 May 1997 14 September 2001 Conservative John Major
Conservative William Hague
Jacqui Lait 14 September 2001 11 November 2003 Conservative Iain Duncan Smith
Peter Duncan 11 November 2003 6 May 2005 Conservative Michael Howard
Eleanor Laing 6 May 2005 7 December 2005 Conservative
David Mundell David Mundell visiting Stornoway Black Pudding.jpg 7 December 2005 11 May 2010 Conservative David Cameron
Jim Murphy JimMurphyMP.jpg 11 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour Harriet Harman
Ann McKechin AnnMcKechinMP.jpg 8 October 2010 7 October 2011 Labour Ed Miliband
Margaret Curran MargaretCurranMP.jpg 7 October 2011 Incumbent Labour

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