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Official Opposition frontbench

The frontbench of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the Parliament of the United Kingdom consists of the Shadow Cabinet and other official shadow ministers of the political party currently serving as the Official Opposition. Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition is currently the Labour Party, and the Leader of the Opposition is Harriet Harman. Harman announced her Shadow Cabinet on 11 May 2015; she has not yet announced junior shadow ministers.

Key

Shadow Minister in the House of Commons
Shadow Minister in the House of Lords
Shadow Cabinet members and attendees in bold

Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Cabinet Office

Office of the Leader of the Opposition
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Labour Party Chair
The Rt Hon. Harriet Harman
Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Lucy Powell
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
Deputy Labour Party Chair
Jon Trickett

Foreign relations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Hilary Benn
Defence
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Vernon Coaker
International Development
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Mary Creagh

Law and Order

Home Office
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper
Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
(also Shadow London Minister)
Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Attorney General's Office
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales
Shadow Advocate General for Northern Ireland
Lord Bach (attends Shadow Cabinet)

Economy

Treasury
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Chris Leslie
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Shabana Mahmood
Business, Innovation and Skills
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna

Social services

Education
Shadow Secretary of State for Education The Hon Tristram Hunt
Health
Shadow Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon. Andy Burnham
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall (attends Shadow Cabinet)
Work and Pensions
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rachel Reeves

Environment

Energy and Climate Change
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon. Caroline Flint
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Maria Eagle

Local and devolved government

Communities and Local Government
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Emma Reynolds
Northern Ireland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Ivan Lewis
Scotland Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray
Wales Office
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith

Others

Culture, Media and Sport
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Bryant
Government Equalities Office
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero
Transport
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Michael Dugher

Parliament

House Leaders
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle
Leader of the Opposition in the Lords The Rt Hon. The Baroness Smith of Basildon PC
Whips
Opposition Chief Whip The Rt Hon. Rosie Winterton
Opposition Chief Whip in the Lords The Rt Hon. Lord Bassam of Brighton PC

See also

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