Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales

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Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Official portrait of Baroness Chakrabarti crop 2.jpg
Incumbent
The Baroness Chakrabarti CBE

since 6 October 2016
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
WebsiteThe Shadow Cabinet

The Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales is an office within British politics held by a member of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. The duty of the office holder is to scrutinise the actions of the Attorney General for England and Wales and develop alternative policies. The office holder is a member of the Shadow Cabinet.

Shadow Attorney[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
The Lord Havers 18 February 1975 4 May 1979 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
The Lord Silkin of Dulwich 4 May 1979 14 July 1979 Labour James Callaghan
John Morris Lord Morris.jpg 14 July 1979 24 November 1981 Labour
Michael Foot
The Lord Archer of Sandwell 24 November 1981 24 November 1982 Labour
Arthur Davidson 24 November 1982 9 June 1983 Labour
The Lord Morris of Aberavon Lord Morris.jpg 9 June 1983 2 May 1997 Labour
Neil Kinnock
John Smith
Margaret Beckett
Tony Blair
The Lord Lyell of Markyate 2 May 1997 19 June 1997 Conservative John Major
Edward Garnier Edward Garnier, Solicitor General.jpg 19 June 1997 13 September 2001 Conservative William Hague
Iain Duncan Smith
Bill Cash Official portrait of Sir William Cash crop 2.jpg 14 September 2001 6 November 2003 Conservative
Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve.jpg 6 November 2003 8 September 2009 Conservative Michael Howard
David Cameron
Edward Garnier Edward Garnier, Solicitor General.jpg 8 September 2009 11 May 2010 Conservative
The Baroness Scotland of Asthal PatriciaScotland2a.jpg 11 May 2010 7 October 2011 Labour Harriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry, 2016 Labour Party Conference 1 (cropped).jpg 7 October 2011 14 September 2015 Labour
The Lord Bach Lord Bach 2.jpg 3 December 2014 14 September 2015 Labour
Harriet Harman
Catherine McKinnell Official portrait of Catherine McKinnell crop 2.jpg 14 September 2015 11 January 2016 Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Karl Turner Official portrait of Karl Turner crop 2.jpg 11 January 2016 26 June 2016 Labour
Vacant 26 June 2016 6 October 2016
The Baroness Chakrabarti Official portrait of Baroness Chakrabarti crop 2.jpg 6 October 2016 Incumbent Labour