Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

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Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
Portrait of John Healey
John Healey

since 7 October 2016
Shadow Cabinet
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
Formation7 October 2016
First holderJohn Healey
WebsiteShadow Cabinet

The Shadow Secretary of State for Housing is a position in the United Kingdom's Shadow Cabinet that was created on 7 October 2016 by the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn during a cabinet reshuffle. This position succeeds the position of Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, and as of present shadows the Minister for Housing and Planning in Her Majesty's Government. The office has only been held by John Healey.[1]

List of Shadow Secretaries of State for Housing[edit]

Shadow Secretary Term of Office Political Party Leader of the Opposition
John Healey MP John Healey.jpg 7 October 2016 Incumbent Labour Jeremy Corbyn

Shadow Secretary of State for Housing's Team[edit]


Member of the House of Commons
Member of the House of Lords

The current Shadow Housing team was updated on 11 May 2018, with Sarah Jones replacing Tony Lloyd after his appointment as Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.[2]

Position Current Holder Term
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing John Healey MP 2016–present
Shadow Housing Ministers Melanie Onn MP 2017–present
Sarah Jones MP 2018–present
Shadow Housing Spokespersons The Lord Kennedy of Southwark 2016–present
The Lord Beecham 2016–present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Shadow Cabinet line-up in full". LabourList. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Labour: Jeremy Corbyn adds new faces to shadow team". BBC News Online. Retrieved 13 July 2017.