Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

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Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Richard Burgon, 2016 Labour Party Conference.jpg
Incumbent
Richard Burgon

since 27 June 2016
Appointer Leader of the Opposition
Inaugural holder Bill Cash
Website The Shadow Cabinet

In British politics the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice is the member of the Shadow Cabinet who shadows the Secretary of State for Justice, an office which has existed since 2007. Prior to 2007, the office was known as Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs. The current Shadow Secretary of State for Justice is Richard Burgon, who replaced Lord Falconer of Thoroton of the Labour Party, when Falconer resigned due to a loss of confidence of the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn.

Shadow Secretaries[edit]

Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party
Bill Cash No image.svg 1 July 2003 13 November 2003 Conservative
Alan Duncan Alan Duncan (cropped).jpg 13 November 2003 14 June 2004 Conservative
Oliver Heald Oliver Heald MP in 2009.jpg 14 June 2004 8 May 2007 Conservative

Shadow Secretary of State for Justice[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party
Oliver Heald Oliver Heald MP in 2009.jpg 9 May 2007 2 July 2007 Conservative
Nick Herbert Nick Herbert GMP - cropped.jpg 2 July 2007 19 January 2009 Conservative
Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve.jpg 19 January 2009 11 May 2010 Conservative
Jack Straw Jack Straw 2.jpg 11 May 2010 7 October 2010 Labour
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan.jpg 8 October 2010 11 May 2015 Labour
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton Charles Falconer, Baron Falconer of Thoroton, May 2009.jpg 11 May 2015 26 June 2016 Labour
Richard Burgon Richard Burgon, 2016 Labour Party Conference.jpg 27 June 2016 Incumbent Labour