Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet

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The Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet (usually known simply as the Shadow Cabinet) is, in British parliamentary practice, senior members of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition who scrutinise their corresponding Government ministers, develop alternative policies, and hold the Government to account for its actions and responses. Since May 2010, the Labour Party has been Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and its leadership therefore forms the current Shadow Cabinet.

Not all Opposition frontbenchers are members of the Shadow Cabinet, which is composed of the most senior Opposition Members (usually around twenty).

The Leader of the Opposition, the Opposition Chief Whip and Opposition Deputy Chief Whip are the only Members of the Official Opposition to draw remuneration for their Opposition roles in addition to their salaries as Members of Parliament. The Leader of the Opposition and the Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords also receive a salary.

Current Opposition

Department Secretary Party Term Started
Leader of the Opposition WineRedPsy Radical Socialist Party 29 June 2017
Deputy Leader of the Opposition Waasup008 Green Party 29 June 2017
First Secretary of State Alajv3 Radical Socialist Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer phyllicanderer Green Party
Shadow Foreign Secretary ContrabannedTheMC Radical Socialist Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union eli116 Green Party
Shadow Home Secretary balag12 Green Party
Shadow Defence Secretary ElliottC99 Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Education Secretary waasup008 Green Party 17 April 2017
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary realnyebevan Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary NoPyroNoParty Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Health Secretary Bearlong Green Party
Shadow Communities and Local Government onewithsergio Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Transport madk3p Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DF44 Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Justice DemJons Green Party
Shadow International Development eli116 Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Business, Industry and Skills WineRedPsy Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Culture, Media and Sports Alajv3 Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Wales BwniCymraeg Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Scotland alweglim Radical Socialist Party
Shadow Northern Ireland bluebunglebee Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Equalities electric-blue Green Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Alajv3 Radical Socialist Party 23 March 2017
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords DF44 Green Party
Opposition Chief Whip BwniCymraeg Green Party