Shadow Cabinet (National Assembly for Wales)

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Unlike the Westminster arrangement where there is an 'Official Opposition' to the government of the day, there is no such thing as an 'official' opposition to the Welsh Government. Instead, all parties that are not in government are merely 'opposition parties'. With the current Welsh Government being a minority government run by Welsh Labour, the main opposition party from May – mid October was Plaid Cymru but after one of Plaids Assembly Members resigned from the party, it had equally the same seats as the Welsh Conservatives therefore lost the title of the official opposition.

In April 2017, Mark Reckless AM defected from UKIP to sit with the Welsh Conservative Group, not as a party member but as an Independent. As a result of the defection, the Welsh Conservatives became the largest opposition group, regaining the official opposition title and Andrew RT Davies regained the title Leader of the Opposition.

Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Leader Leanne Wood AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education, Children, Skills & Lifelong Learning Llyr Huws Gruffydd AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Care Rhun ap Iorwerth AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Economy & Finance Adam Price AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, the Welsh Language, Equalities & Planning Sian Gwenllian AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Minister for Housing, Poverty, Communities & Steel Bethan Jenkins AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Minister for Sport & Tourism Neil McEvoy AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Minister for Culture and Infrastructure (also, Chairperson & Commissioner, Opposition Assembly Group) Dai Lloyd AM 2016– Plaid Cymru
Shadow Minister for External Affairs, Non-Devolved Matters, Police, the Criminal Justice System & Social Protection Steffan Lewis AM 2016– Plaid Cymru

Conservative Shadow Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Leader of the Conservative Party in the National Assembly for Wales Andrew R. T. Davies AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Deputy Leader of the Welsh Assembly Conservative Group
Chief Whip
Spokesperson for Rural Affairs
Paul Davies AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Health Angela Burns AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Finance Nick Ramsay AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Education Darren Millar AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for the Economy, Transport and Sport Russell George AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Skills Mohammad Asghar AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Local Government Janet Finch-Saunders AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Social Services & the Elderly, and for the Welsh Language Suzy Davies AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Communities, Europe and North Wales Mark Isherwood AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party
Spokesperson for Environment & Sustainability
Spokesperson for Planning & Housing
David Melding AM 2016– Welsh Conservative Party

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