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 Harriet Harman. Harman announced her Shadow Cabinet on 11 May 2015.

Key[edit]

Shadow Minister in the House of Commons
Shadow Minister in the House of Lords
Shadow Cabinet members and attendees in bold

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
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Labour Party Chair
The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman MP
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Lucy Powell MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
Deputy Labour Party Chair
Jon Trickett MP

Foreign relations[edit]

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Hilary Benn MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Triesman
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bach
The Rt Hon. The Lord Liddle(jointly with Business)
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Morgan of Ely
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Vernon Coaker MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Lord Rosser
(jointly with Home and Transport)
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Mary Creagh MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Lord Collins of Highbury
(also a Whip)

Law and Order[edit]

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Lord Beecham
(jointly with Communities)
Attorney General's Office
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bach (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland The Rt Hon. The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC
(jointly with Treasury)

Economy[edit]

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Chris Leslie MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Shabana Mahmood MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Davies of Oldham PC
(jointly with Transport)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Davidson of Glen Clova QC
(also Shadow Advocate General)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Adonis PC
Business, Innovation and Skills
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also a Whip and with Culture)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Young of Norwood Green
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
(also a Whip and with Cabinet Office)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Liddle(jointly with Foreign)

Social services[edit]

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education The Hon. Tristram Hunt MP
Shadow Ministers Luciana Berger
Andrew Gwynne
Jamie Reed-->
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE PC
(also Deputy Lords Leader)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bradley PC
(jointly with Work and Pensions)
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rachel Reeves MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Baroness Sherlock OBE
(also a Whip)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Bradley PC
(jointly with Health)

Environment[edit]

Energy and Climate Change
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Caroline Flint MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Baroness Worthington
(also a Whip)
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Maria Eagle MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Knight of Weymouth PC

Local and devolved government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Emma Reynolds MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord McKenzie of Luton
The Rt Hon. The Lord Beecham DL
(jointly with Justice)
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Ivan Lewis MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Lord McAvoy PC
(also Deputy Chief Whip and with Scotland)
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Lord McAvoy PC
(also Deputy Chief Whip and with Northern Ireland)
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith MP
Shadow Minister The Rt Hon. The Baroness Morgan of Ely

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Bryant MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
(also with Education)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also a Whip and with Business)
Government Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero MP
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Michael Dugher MP
Shadow Ministers The Rt Hon. The Lord Davies of Oldham PC
(jointly with Treasury and Wales)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Rosser
(jointly with Defence and Home)

Parliament[edit]

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle MP
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords The Rt Hon. The Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords The Rt Hon. The Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE PC
(also with Health)
Whips
Opposition Chief Whip The Rt Hon. Rosie Winterton MP
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords The Rt Hon. The Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Deputy Chief Whips in the Lords The Rt Hon. The Lord Tunnicliffe CBE

The Rt Hon. The Lord McAvoy PC
(also Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland and Scotland )

Whips The Rt Hon. The Lord Collins of Highbury
(also with International Development)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Grantchester
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
(also with Cabinet and Business)
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Wheeler MBE
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Sherlock OBE
(also with Work and Pensions)
The Rt Hon. The Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
(also with Business and Culture)
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Worthington

See also[edit]

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