Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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The Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 government's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and develop alternative policies. The office holder is a member of the Shadow Cabinet.

List of Shadow Secretaries[edit]

Shadow Secretary of State for Industry[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
Michael Heseltine Lord Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister, UK (1995-97) (10559130986).jpg 11 March 1974 19 November 1976 Conservative Edward Heath
Margaret Thatcher
John Biffen 19 November 1976 4 May 1979 Conservative
Eric Varley 4 May 1979 14 July 1979 Labour James Callaghan
John Silkin 14 July 1979 4 November 1980 Labour
Stanley Orme 4 November 1980 31 October 1983 Labour Michael Foot

Shadow Secretary of State for Trade[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
John Smith 4 May 1979 24 November 1982 Labour James Callaghan
Michael Foot
Peter Archer 24 November 1982 31 October 1983 Labour

Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry & President of the Board of Trade[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
Peter Shore 31 October 1983 26 October 1984 Labour Neil Kinnock
John Smith 26 October 1984 13 July 1987 Labour
Bryan Gould Bryan Gould in 1992.jpg 13 July 1987 2 November 1989 Labour
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown official.jpg 2 November 1989 18 July 1992 Labour
Robin Cook Robin Cook-close crop.jpg 18 July 1992 20 October 1994 Labour John Smith
Margaret Beckett
Jack Cunningham 20 October 1994 19 October 1995 Labour Tony Blair
Margaret Beckett Official portrait of Margaret Beckett crop 2.jpg 19 October 1995 2 May 1997 Labour
Michael Heseltine Lord Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister, UK (1995-97) (10559130986).jpg 2 May 1997 11 June 1997 Conservative John Major
John Redwood Official portrait of John Redwood crop 2.jpg 11 June 1997 15 June 1999 Conservative William Hague
Angela Browning Baroness Browning.jpg 15 June 1999 26 September 2000 Conservative
David Heathcoat-Amory David Heathcoat-Amery.JPG 26 September 2000 18 September 2001 Conservative
John Whittingdale Official portrait of Mr John Whittingdale crop 2.jpg 18 September 2001 23 July 2002 Conservative Iain Duncan Smith
Tim Yeo From left to right Oliver Morton, David Odling and Tim Yeo MP.jpg 23 July 2002 11 November 2003 Conservative

Shadow Secretary of State for Industry[edit]

Shadow Secretary of State for Trade[edit]

Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Official.jpg James Arbuthnot James Arbuthnot.jpg 11 November 2003 6 May 2005 Conservative Michael Howard

Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry & President of the Board of Trade[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
David Willetts Rt Hon David Willetts MP.jpg 6 May 2005 8 December 2005 Conservative Michael Howard
Alan Duncan Official portrait of Sir Alan Duncan crop 2.jpg 8 December 2005 2 July 2007 Conservative David Cameron

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform[edit]

Alan Duncan Official portrait of Sir Alan Duncan crop 2.jpg 2 July 2007 19 January 2009 Conservative David Cameron

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills[edit]

Kenneth Clarke Official portrait of Mr Kenneth Clarke crop 2.jpg 19 January 2009 11 May 2010 Conservative David Cameron
Pat McFadden Official portrait of Mr Pat McFadden crop 2.jpg 11 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour Harriet Harman
John Denham John Denham.jpg 8 October 2010 7 October 2011 Labour Ed Miliband
Chuka Umunna Official portrait of Chuka Umunna crop 2.jpg 7 October 2011 13 September 2015 Labour
Harriet Harman
Angela Eagle Official portrait of Ms Angela Eagle.jpg 13 September 2015 27 June 2016 Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Jon Trickett Official portrait of Jon Trickett crop 2.jpg 5 July 2016 6 October 2016 Labour

Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy[edit]

Clive Lewis Official portrait of Clive Lewis crop 2.jpg 6 October 2016 8 February 2017 Labour Jeremy Corbyn
Rebecca Long-Bailey Official portrait of Rebecca Long Bailey crop 2.jpg 8 October 2016 Incumbent Labour Jeremy Corbyn