Leader of the Opposition (Jamaica)

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Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Incumbent
Peter Phillips

since 2 April 2017
StyleThe Right Honourable
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
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The Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in Jamaica is the leader of the largest political party which has not formed the current government. The Leader of the Opposition is seen as the alternative Prime Minister and leads the Shadow Cabinet of Jamaica. As of January 2012, Jamaica has had no Leader of the Opposition who has not also served as Prime Minister. P. J. Patterson and Donald Sangster are the only two of Jamaica's nine Prime Ministers who has not also served as Leader of the Opposition.

The current holder of the post of Leader of the Opposition is Peter Phillips as a result of his party's loss in the 2016 general election and his ascension to leader of the main opposition party in Jamaica in 2017, succeeding Portia Simpson Miller.

Leaders of the Opposition of Jamaica[edit]

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Political affiliation
1 Norman Manley
(1893–1969)
1962 1969 People's National Party
2 Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
1969 2 March
1972
People's National Party
3 No image.png Hugh Shearer
(1923–2004)
2 March
1972
1974 Jamaica Labour Party
4 Edward Seaga 1982.jpg Edward Seaga
(1930–)
1974 1 November
1980
Jamaica Labour Party
(2) Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
1 November
1980
10 February
1989
People's National Party
(4) Edward Seaga 1982.jpg Edward Seaga
(1930–)
10 February
1989
21 January
2005
Jamaica Labour Party
5 Kenneth Baugh 2011.jpg Ken Baugh
(1941–)
21 January
2005
21 April
2005
Jamaica Labour Party
6 Bruce Golding.jpg Bruce Golding
(1947–)
21 April
2005
11 September
2007
Jamaica Labour Party
(7) Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(1945–)
11 September
2007
5 January
2012
People's National Party
8 Andrew Holness cropped.jpg Andrew Holness
(1972–)
5 January
2012
3 March
2016
Jamaica Labour Party
(7) Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(1945–)
3 March
2016
2 April
2017
People's National Party
8 Peter Phillips
(1949–)
3 April
2017
Incumbent People's National Party

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