List of British shadow cabinets

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This is a list of the shadow cabinets of the United Kingdom, including the unofficial shadow cabinets of the Liberal Democrats, from 1970 to the present date.

Shadow Cabinets[edit]

1945 – 1975[edit]

Date Monarch Leader of the Opposition Opposition Party Official Shadow Cabinet Government
1964 Elizabeth II Alec Douglas-Home Conservative Douglas-Home Shadow Cabinet First Wilson Ministry
1965 Edward Heath First Heath Shadow Cabinet
1970 Harold Wilson Labour Second Wilson Shadow Cabinet Heath Ministry
1974 Edward Heath Conservative Second Heath Shadow Cabinet Second Wilson Ministry

1975 – Present[edit]

Date Monarch Leader of the Opposition Opposition Party Official Shadow Cabinet Government Liberal Democrats
1975 Elizabeth II Margaret Thatcher Conservative Thatcher Shadow Cabinet Callaghan Ministry
None
1979 James Callaghan Labour Callaghan Shadow Cabinet First Thatcher Ministry
1980 Michael Foot Foot Shadow Cabinet
1983 Neil Kinnock Kinnock Shadow Cabinet Second Thatcher Ministry
1987 Third Thatcher Ministry
1990 Major Ministry
1992 John Smith Smith Shadow Cabinet
1994 Margaret Beckett Beckett Shadow Cabinet
1994 Tony Blair Blair Shadow Cabinet
1997 John Major Conservative Major Shadow Cabinet Blair Ministry Ashdown Shadow Cabinet
1997 William Hague Hague Shadow Cabinet
1999 Kennedy Shadow Cabinet
2001 Iain Duncan Smith Duncan Smith Shadow Cabinet
2003 Michael Howard Howard Shadow Cabinet
2005 David Cameron Cameron Shadow Cabinet
2006 Campbell Shadow Cabinet
2007 Brown Ministry Cable Shadow Cabinet
2007 Clegg Shadow Cabinet
2010 Harriet Harman Labour Harman Shadow Cabinet
Cameron Ministry
2010 Ed Miliband Miliband Shadow Cabinet

See also[edit]