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
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Kate Hollern
Deputy Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Tom Watson
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett
Labour Party Chair Ian Lavery
Co-National Campaign Coordinators Ian Lavery
Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs Cat Smith
Shadow Ministers Chris Matheson
Jo Platt
Shadow Spokesperson The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Shadow First Secretary of State
Emily Thornberry[1]
Shadow Minister for Europe Khalid Mahmood
Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton
Liz McInnes
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord Collins of Highbury
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Nia Griffith
Shadow Ministers Wayne David
Gerald Jones
Shadow Spokesperson
The Lord Tunnicliffe
Department for Exiting the European Union
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Keir Starmer
Shadow Ministers Jenny Chapman
Matthew Pennycook
Paul Blomfield
Shadow Spokesperson The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Dan Carden (acting)
Shadow Ministers Preet Gill
Alex Norris (acting)
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord Collins of Highbury
Department for International Trade
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Barry Gardiner
Shadow Ministers Bill Esterson
Judith Cummins

Law and Order[edit]

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Diane Abbott
Shadow Policing Minister Louise Haigh
Shadow Immigration Minister Afzal Khan
Shadow Fire and Emergency Services Minister Karen Lee
Shadow Security Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Rosser
The Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Ministry of Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Richard Burgon
Shadow Minister Yasmin Qureshi
Gloria De Piero
Imran Hussain
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord Beecham
Attorney General's Office
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
The Baroness Chakrabarti
Shadow Solicitor General Nick Thomas-Symonds
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Jonathan Reynolds
Shadow Minister Anneliese Dodds
Lyn Brown
Clive Lewis
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Davies of Oldham
The Lord Tunnicliffe
The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long-Bailey
Shadow Minister for Small Business Bill Esterson
Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy Chi Onwurah
Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change Alan Whitehead
Shadow Minister for Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection Gill Furniss
Shadow Minister for Labour Laura Pidcock
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
The Lord Grantchester

Social services[edit]

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner
Shadow Minister for Children and Families Emma Lewell-Buck
Shadow Minister for Further Education Gordon Marsden
Shadow Minister for Schools Mike Kane
Shadow Minister for Early Years Tracy Brabin
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Watson of Invergowrie
The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Health and Social Care
Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jon Ashworth
Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care Barbara Keeley
Paula Sherriff
Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson
Shadow Community Health Minister Julie Cooper
Shadow Minister Justin Madders
Shadow Spokespersons The Baroness Thornton
The Baroness Wheeler
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Margaret Greenwood
Shadow Minister for Pensions Jack Dromey
Shadow Minister for Disabled People Marsha de Cordova
Shadow Minister for Employment Mike Amesbury
Shadow Spokespersons The Baroness Sherlock
The Lord McKenzie of Luton

Environment[edit]

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sue Hayman
Shadow Minister for Farming and Rural Communities David Drew
Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities Luke Pollard
Shadow Minister for Waste and Recycling Sandy Martin
Shadow Minister The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Shadow Minister The Lord Grantchester

Local and devolved government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Minister Yvonne Fovargue
Shadow Minister for Local Government, Devolution and Finance Jim McMahon
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Kennedy of Southwark
The Lord Beecham
Housing and Planning
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey
Shadow Ministers
Alex Cunninghan
Sarah Jones
Shadow Minister for Planning Roberta Blackman-Woods
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Kennedy of Southwark
The Lord Beecham
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Tony Lloyd
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord McAvoy
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Lesley Laird
Shadow Minister Paul Sweeney
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Christina Rees
Shadow Minister Chris Ruane

Others[edit]

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Tom Watson
Shadow Minister for Digital Economy Liam Byrne
Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage Kevin Brennan
Shadow Minister for Sport Rosena Allin-Khan
Shadow Minister for Civil Society Steve Reed
Shadow Spokesperson The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Equalities Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler
Shadow Ministers Naz Shah
Carolyn Harris
Shadow Spokesperson The Baroness Gale
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald
Shadow Ministers
Karl Turner
Shadow Minister for Rail Rachael Maskell
Shadow Minister for Local Transport

Matt Rodda

Matt Rodda
Shadow Spokespersons The Lord Rosser
The Lord Tunnicliffe
Lord President of the Council
Shadow Lord President of the Council Jon Trickett

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz
Shadow Deputy Leader of the Commons Karin Smyth
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Baroness Smith of Basildon
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
House of Commons Whips
Opposition Chief Whip Nick Brown
Opposition Deputy Chief Whip Alan Campbell
Opposition Pairing Whip Mark Tami
Opposition Whips Jessica Morden
Judith Cummins
Vicky Foxcroft
Chris Elmore
Thangam Debbonaire
Nick Smith
Jeff Smith
Nic Dakin
House of Lords Whips
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords The Lord McAvoy
Opposition Deputy Chief Whips in the Lords The Lord Tunnicliffe
Baroness Wheeler
Opposition Senior Whips in the Lords The Baroness Sherlock
Opposition Whips in the Lords Chris Lennie, Lord Lennie
Ray Collins, Lord Collins of Highbury
Wilf Stevenson, Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Roy Kennedy, Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Iain McNicol, Lord McNicol of West Kilbride

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People of Labour (Shadow Cabinet)". The Labour Party. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Her Majesty's Official Opposition". Parliament. Retrieved 19 June 2017.