Official Opposition frontbench

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport)
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Ian Lavery
Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs Cat Smith
Shadow Minister without Portfolio Andrew Gwynne
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 Khalid Mahmood[1]
Shadow Minister Catherine West
Shadow Minister (jointly with Defence) Fabian Hamilton
Shadow Minister Liz McInnes
Shadow Ministers Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Nia Griffith
Shadow Minister for Armed Forces and Defence Procurement Wayne David[1]
Shadow Minister (jointly with Foreign Office) Fabian Hamilton
Shadow Minister Don Touhig, Baron Touhig
Department for Exiting the European Union
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Keir Starmer
Shadow Minister Jenny Chapman
Shadow Minister Matthew Pennycook
Shadow Minister Paul Blomfield
Shadow Minister Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor
Shadow Minister Imran Hussain
Shadow Minister Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Department for International Trade
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Barry Gardiner (also Shadow Minister for International Climate Change)
Shadow Minister Bill Esterson (joint with BIS)

Law and Order[edit]

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department Diane Abbott
Shadow Policing Minister Lyn Brown
Shadow Ministers Carolyn Harris
Rupa Huq
Shadow Ministers Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser
Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
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 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 Peter Dowd
Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Cassandra Bennett
Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury Jonathan Reynolds[2]
Shadow Ministers Byron Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham
Denis Tunnicliffe, Baron Tunnicliffe
Neil Davidson, Baron 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 (jointly with International Trade) Bill Esterson
Shadow Minister for Further Education & Skills (jointly with Education) Gordon Marsden
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 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 and Families Emma Lewell-Buck
Shadow Minister for Further Education & Skills (jointly with Business) Gordon Marsden
Shadow Minister for Schools Mike Kane
Shadow Minister for Early Years Vacant
Shadow Minister Mike Watson, Baron Watson of Invergowrie
Health
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Jon Ashworth
Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care Barbara Keeley
Shadow Minister for Public Health Sharon Hodgson
Shadow Community Health Minister Julie Cooper
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 Labour Jack Dromey
Shadow Minister for Pensions Alex Cunningham
Shadow Minister Margaret Greenwood
Shadow Ministers Maeve Sherlock, Baroness Sherlock
Bill McKenzie, Baron 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 Mary Glindon
Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities 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 (On Leave)

Teresa Pearce (acting)

Shadow Ministers Kate Hollern
Jim McMahon
Gareth Thomas
Shadow Ministers Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
(joint with Justice, Housing)
Housing and Planning
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing and Planning[3] John Healey
Shadow Ministers Roberta Blackman-Woods
Teresa Pearce
Ruth Cadbury
Andy Slaughter (also Shadow Minister for London)
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 Tommy McAvoy, Baron McAvoy
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Christina Rees
Shadow Minister Gerald Jones
Shadow Minister Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Tom Watson (also Deputy Leader)
Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage and Deputy Secretary of State Kevin Brennan
Shadow Minister for Sport & Tourism Rosena Allin-Khan
Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy Louise Haigh
Shadow Minister for Civil Society Steve Reed
Shadow Minister Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
(joint with BIS)
Women & Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Sarah Champion
Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities Vacant
Shadow Minister Paula Sherriff
Shadow Minister Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald
Shadow Minister Richard Burden
Shadow Ministers Pat Glass
Daniel Zeichner
Shadow Minister Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser
Lord President of the Council
Shadow Lord President of the Council Jon Trickett (also Campaigns & Elections coordinator)

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz
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 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
Karl Turner
Nic Dakin
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

"People of Labour (Shadow Cabinet)". The Labour Party. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 

  1. ^ a b "Corbyn reveals more frontbench jobs | LabourList". LabourList | Labour's biggest independent grassroots e-network. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Jonathan. "Jonathan Reynolds MP on Twitter: "Very pleased to be able to tell my GC tonight I have joined @johnmcdonnellMP's team as Shadow Economic Sec to the Treasury (City Minister)"". Twitter. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Topping, Alexandra; Rawlinson, Kevin (2016-10-07). "Labour reshuffle: full shadow cabinet list announced – as it happened". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-14.