Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
|Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union|
|Appointer||Leader of the Opposition|
|Inaugural holder||Emily Thornberry|
|Formation||20 July 2016|
|Website||The Shadow Cabinet|
In British politics, the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, or informally Shadow Brexit Secretary, is a position within the opposition's shadow cabinet that deals with issues surrounding the UK withdrawal from the EU. If a Labour government had been elected, the shadow Secretary of State would have been a likely choice to serve as the new Secretary of State. The incumbent is Keir Starmer since October 2016, although the position is now unusual, as the Department for Exiting the European Union was abolished in January 2020, so there is no Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to be shadowed. The position will likely be abolished when the 2020 Labour Party leadership election is concluded.
List of Shadow Secretaries of State for Exiting the European Union
|Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party||Leader|
|Emily Thornberry||20 July 2016||6 October 2016||Labour||Jeremy Corbyn|
|Keir Starmer||6 October 2016||Incumbent||Labour|
- "Who's who in the Labour shadow cabinet?". New Statesman. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
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