Shadow Cabinet (Scottish Parliament)

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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 Scottish Government. Instead, all parties that are not in government are merely 'opposition parties'. With the current Scottish Government being Scottish National Party (SNP), the four other main parties are all opposition parties and each will have a Shadow Cabinet composed of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) with a responsibility to shadow a government minister or area of government.

Parties are allowed to choose how their spokespersons are referred to.[1] Named party spokespeople are not all Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Conservative Shadow Cabinet[edit]

As announced on 19 May 2016[2]

  • Leader: The Rt Hon. Ruth Davidson MSP
  • Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism & External Affairs: Jackson Carlaw MSP
  • Chief Whip & Business Manager: John Lamont MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance: Murdo Fraser MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs & Fair Work: Dean Lockhart MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport: Donald Cameron MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills: Liz Smith MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security, the Constitution & Equalities: Adam Tomkins MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice: Douglas Ross MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity: Peter Chapman MSP
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform: Maurice Golden MSP

Labour Shadow Cabinet[edit]

The Scottish Labour front-bench team was announced on 25 May 2016.[3]

Scottish Greens Shadow Cabinet[edit]

As announced on 23 May 2016[4]

Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet[edit]

As announced on 28 May 2016:[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Conservative Shadow Cabinet - [1]
  • Labour Front Bench - [2]
  • Scottish Greens Spokespeople - [3]
  • Lib Dem Spokespeople - [4]