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 Jeremy Corbyn.

Key[edit]

Member of the House of Commons
Member of the House of Lords
Privy Counsellor
Shadow Cabinet full members in bold
Shadow Cabinet attendees in bold italics

Leader of the Opposition 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
Jeremy Corbyn
Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Tom Watson
(also Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office)
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Tom Watson (also Deputy Leader)
Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration Cat Smith
Shadow Minister without Portfolio Jon Ashworth
Shadow Minister for Trade Unions and Civil Society Ian Lavery
Shadow Minister for Digital Louise Haigh
Shadow Ministers (joint with Scotland, Justice)
Vacant
Shadow Minister Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Emily Thornberry
Shadow Minister for Europe Vacant
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Catherine West
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Clive Lewis
Shadow Minister for Armed Forces Vacant
Shadow Minister Kate Hollern
Shadow Minister Don Touhig, Baron Touhig
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor
Shadow Minister Imran Hussain
Shadow Minister Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury

Law and Order[edit]

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Andy Burnham
Shadow Minister for Preventing Abuse Sarah Champion
Shadow Minister for Policing Vacant
Shadow Ministers Carolyn Harris
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser
Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Richard Burgon
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Jo Stevens
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
(joint with Local Government, Housing)
Attorney General's Office
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Vacant
Shadow Solicitor General Jo Stevens
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova QC
(also with Treasury)

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Vacant
Shadow Ministers Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham
Denis Tunnicliffe, Baron Tunnicliffe
Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova
Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy
Shadow First Secretary of State
Shadow Lord President of the Council
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy.
Jon Trickett
Shadow Minister for Small Business Bill Esterson
Shadow Minister for Further Education & Skills (jointly with Education) Gordon Marsden
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Vacant
Chi Onwurah (joint with DCMS)
Shadow Ministers Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter
Jonathan Mendelsohn, Baron Mendelsohn

Social services[edit]

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner
Shadow Minister for Children Vacant
Shadow Minister for Further Education & Skills (jointly with BIS) Gordon Marsden
Shadow Minister for Schools Vacant
Shadow Minister Vacant
Shadow Minister Mike Watson, Baron Watson of Invergowrie
Health
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Diane Abbott
Shadow Minister for Mental Health Vacant
Shadow Minister for Older People, Social Care and Carers Vacant
Shadow Minister for Public Health Vacant
Shadow Minister Justin Madders
Shadow Spokesperson Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams
Shadow Minister for Employment Vacant
Shadow Minister for Disabled People Vacant
Shadow Minister for Pensions Vacant
Shadow Ministers Maeve Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock
Bill McKenzie, Baron McKenzie of Luton

Environment[edit]

Energy and Climate Change
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Barry Gardiner
Shadow Ministers
Vacant
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Bryony Worthington, Baroness Worthington
John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Rachael Maskell
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Maggie Jones, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester

Local and devolved government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention
Grahame Morris
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Shadow Ministers Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
(joint with Justice, Housing)
Housing and Planning
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning Vacant
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Teresa Pearce
Shadow Ministers Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
(joint with Justice, Local Government)
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland David Anderson
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound
Shadow Minister Tommy McAvoy, Baron McAvoy
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland David Anderson
Shadow Minister Vacant
(joint with Justice, Cabinet Office)
Shadow Minister Tommy McAvoy, Baron McAvoy
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Paul Flynn
Shadow Minister Carolyn Harris
Shadow Minister Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Kelvin Hopkins
Shadow Minister for Sport & Tourism Vacant
Shadow Minister Chi Onwurah (joint with BIS)
Shadow Minister Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
(joint with BIS)
Women & Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Angela Rayner
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Vacant
Shadow Minister Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald
Shadow Minister for Roads & Road Safety Vacant
Shadow Ministers Vacant
Daniel Zeichner
Shadow Minister Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Paul Flynn
Shadow Deputy Leader of the Commons Vacant
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath
Whips
Opposition Chief Whip Dame Rosie Winterton
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip Alan Campbell
Opposition Pairing Whip Mark Tami
Opposition Whips Jessica Morden
Judith Cummins
Vicky Foxcroft
Sue Hayman
Holly Lynch
Conor McGinn
Vacant
Jeff Smith
Vacant
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton
Opposition Deputy Chief Whips in the Lords Denis Tunnicliffe, Baron Tunnicliffe
Tommy McAvoy, Baron McAvoy
Senior Opposition Whips in the Lords Maeve Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock
Margaret Wheeler, Baroness Wheeler
Opposition Whips in the Lords Don Touhig, Baron Touhig
Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely
Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark

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