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 other parties from 1964 to the present date.

Shadow Cabinets[edit]

Party key Conservative
Labour Party
Liberal Democrat
Scottish National Party

1964–present[edit]

Date Leader of the Opposition Official Shadow Cabinet Government Other parties
1964 Alec Douglas-Home Douglas-Home Shadow Cabinet First Wilson ministry
None
1965 Edward Heath First Heath Shadow Cabinet
1970 Harold Wilson Second Wilson Shadow Cabinet Heath ministry
1974 Edward Heath Second Heath Shadow Cabinet Second Wilson ministry
1975 Margaret Thatcher Thatcher Shadow Cabinet Callaghan ministry
1979 James Callaghan 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
May 1994 Margaret Beckett Beckett Shadow Cabinet
Jul 1994 Tony Blair Blair Shadow Cabinet
May 1997 John Major Major Shadow Cabinet Blair ministry      Ashdown Shadow Cabinet
Jun 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
Oct 2007 Brown ministry      Cable Shadow Cabinet
Dec 2007      Clegg Shadow Cabinet
May 2010 Harriet Harman First Harman Shadow Cabinet
         First Cameron ministry
Sep 2010 Ed Miliband Miliband Shadow Cabinet
May 2015 Harriet Harman Second Harman Shadow Cabinet
Second Cameron ministry
     Robertson Frontbench Team
     Farron Shadow Cabinet
Sep 2015 Jeremy Corbyn Corbyn Shadow Cabinet

See also[edit]