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
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 Spokesperson Dianne Hayter, 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 Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Nia Griffith
Shadow Ministers Wayne David
Gerald Jones
Shadow Spokespersons Don Touhig, Baron Touhig
Denis Tunnicliffe, Baron 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 Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor
Shadow Minister Roberta Blackman-Woods
Shadow Spokesperson Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Department for International Trade
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Barry Gardiner
Shadow Minister Bill Esterson
Shadow Spokesperson Jonathan Mendelsohn, Baron Mendelsohn

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 Chris Williamson
Shadow Security Minister Nick Thomas-Symonds
Shadow Spokespersons Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser
Roy Kennedy, Baron 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 Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
Attorney General's Office
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Shami Chakrabarti
Shadow Solicitor General Vacant
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland Neil Davidson, Baron 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
Shadow Spokespersons Bryan 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 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 Jack Dromey
Shadow Spokespersons Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
Jonathan Mendelsohn, Baron Mendelsohn
John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron 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 Mike Watson, Baron Watson of Invergowrie
Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
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 Pensions Alex Cunningham
Shadow Minister for Disabled People Marie Rimmer
Shadow Minister Margaret Greenwood
Shadow Spokespersons Maeve 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 Ministers Mary Glindon
David Drew
Holly Lynch
Shadow Spokesperson Maggie Jones, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Shadow Minister John Suenson-Taylor, 3rd Baron Grantchester

Local and devolved government[edit]

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne
Shadow Ministers Kate Hollern
Vacant
Shadow Minister for Devolution Jim McMahon
Shadow Spokespersons Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
Housing and Planning
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey
Shadow Ministers Roberta Blackman-Woods
Melanie Onn
Tony Lloyd
Shadow Spokespersons Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark
Jeremy Beecham, Baron Beecham
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Smith
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound
Shadow Spokesperson Tommy McAvoy
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Lesley Laird
Shadow Minister Paul Sweeney
Shadow Spokesperson Tommy McAvoy
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Christina Rees
Shadow Minister Chris Ruane

Others[edit]

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Tom Watson
Shadow Minister for Arts and Heritage Kevin Brennan
Shadow Minister for Sport Rosena Allin-Khan
Shadow Minister for Civil Society Steve Reed
Shadow Spokesperson Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
Equalities Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Sarah Champion
Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities Dawn Butler
Shadow Ministers Paula Sherriff
Carolyn Harris
Shadow Spokesperson Anita Gale, Baroness Gale
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald
Shadow Ministers Richard Burden
Karl Turner
Rachael Maskell
Shadow Spokesperson Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser
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 Cat Smith
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath
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 Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton
Opposition Deputy Chief Whips in the Lords Denis Tunnicliffe, Baron Tunnicliffe
Tommy McAvoy
Opposition Senior Whips in the Lords Maeve Sherlock
Margaret Wheeler, Baroness Wheeler
Opposition Whips in the Lords Chris Lennie, Baron Lennie
Ray Collins, Baron Collins of Highbury
Wilf Stevenson, Baron Stevenson of Balmacara
Roy Kennedy, Baron Kennedy of Southwark

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Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "People of Labour (Shadow Cabinet)". The Labour Party. Retrieved 19 June 2017.