Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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The Shadow Cabinet

Position Shadow Minister
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition; Leader of the Labour Party Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister; Party Chair; Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department; Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Shadow Lord Chancellor; Secretary of State for Justice Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP
Shadow Chief Whip Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education  Stephen Twigg MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rachel Reeves MP
Shadow Minister for London; Shadow Minister for the Olympics Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Policy Review Coordinator Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Ivan Lewis MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh MP
Shadow Minister for Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP
Labour Party Deputy Chair; Campaign Coordinator Tom Watson MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales; Chair of the National Policy Forum Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Lords Chief Whip Lord Bassam of Brighton
Also attending Shadow Cabinet meetings
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Michael Dugher MP
Shadow Attorney-General Emily Thornberry MP
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Lord Stewart Wood

Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Position Shadow Minister
Leader of the Opposition Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP†

Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP†

Attorney-General

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Attorney-General Emily Thornberry MP‡
Shadow Solicitor-General Not announced
Shadow Advocate General for Scotland Lord Davidson of Glen Cova QC

Business Innovation and Skills

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Chuka Umunna MP†
Shadow Minister Iain Wright MP
Shadow Minister Shabana Mahmood MP
Shadow Minister Gordon Marsden MP
Shadow Minister Chi Onwurah MP
Shadow Minister Toby Perkins MP
Shadow Minister Ian Murray MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Young of Norwood Green

Cabinet Office

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Jon Trickett MP†
Shadow Minister Gareth Thomas MP
Shadow Minister Michael Dugher MP‡
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Wood of Anfield‡
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Communities and Local Government

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP†
Shadow Minister Jack Dromey MP
Shadow Minister Helen Jones MP
Shadow Minister Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Shadow Minister Chris Williamson MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord McKenzie of Luton
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Beecham

Culture, Media and Sport

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP†
Shadow Minister for London; Shadow Minister for the Olympics Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP†
Shadow Minister Clive Efford MP
Shadow Minister Helen Goodman MP
Shadow Minister Dan Jarvis MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Billingham
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

Defence

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP†
Shadow Minister Kevan Jones MP
Shadow Minister Russell Brown MP
Shadow Minister Alison Seabeck MP
Shadow Minister Gemma Doyle MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Rosser

Education

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Election Co-ordinator Stephen Twigg MP†
Shadow Minister Kevin Brennan MP
Shadow Minister Sharon Hodgson MP
Shadow Minister Karen Buck MP
Shadow Minister Catherine McKinnell MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Hughes of Streford
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Jones of Whitchurch

Energy and Climate Change

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP†
Shadow Minister Tom Greatrex MP
Shadow Minister Luciana Berger MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Smith of Basildon

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mary Creagh MP†
Shadow Minister Huw Irranca-Davies MP
Shadow Minister Gavin Shuker MP
Shadow Minister Fiona O'Donnell MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Quin
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Knight of Weymouth

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP†
Shadow Minister Rt Hon John Spellar MP
Shadow Minister Emma Reynolds MP
Shadow Minister Ian Lucas MP
Shadow Minister Kerry McCarthy MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Triesman

Government Equalities Office

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities and Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP†
Shadow Minister Kate Green MP
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Thornton

Health

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP†
Shadow Minister for Care and Older People Liz Kendall MP‡
Shadow Minister Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Minister Andrew Gwynne MP
Shadow Minister Jamie Reed MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Thornton
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Beecham

Home Affairs

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Home Secretary; Minister for Women and Equalities Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP†
Shadow Minister Chris Bryant MP
Shadow Minister Rt Hon David Hanson MP
Shadow Minister Diana Johnson MP
Shadow Minister Gloria de Piero MP
Shadow Minister Stella Creasy MP
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Rosser

International Development

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Deputy Leader Ivan Lewis MP†
Shadow Minister Tony Cunningham MP
Shadow Minister Rushanara Ali MP
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead

Justice

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Lord Chancellor; Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP†
Shadow Minister Wayne David MP
Shadow Minister Andy Slaughter MP
Shadow Minister Rob Flello MP
Shadow Minister Jenny Chapman MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Bach

Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle MP†
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House Angela Smith MP

Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords Rt Hon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon†
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Northern Ireland

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP†
Shadow Minister Stephen Pound MP 
Shadow Spokesperson Baroness Smith of Basildon

Scotland

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran MP†
Shadow Minister William Bain MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Davidson of Glen Cova QC
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Browne of Ladyton

Transport

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle MP†
Shadow Minister Jim Fitzpatrick MP
Shadow Minister Lilian Greenwood MP
Shadow Minister John Woodcock MP
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Lord Davies of Oldham
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Rosser

Treasury

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Ed Balls MP†
Shadow Chief Secretary

Rachel Reeves MP†

Shadow Minister Chris Leslie MP
Shadow Minister Owen Smith MP
Shadow Minister Cathy Jamieson MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Eatwell
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Lord Davies of Oldham
Shadow Spokesperson Lord Davidson of Glen Cova QC

Wales

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales; Chair of the National Policy Forum Rt Hon Peter Hain MP†
Shadow Minister Nia Griffith MP
Shadow Spokesperson Rt Hon Lord Davies of Oldham

Work and Pensions

Position Shadow Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Policy Review Coordinator Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP†
Shadow Minister Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP
Shadow Minister Ian Austin MP
Shadow Minister Anne McGuire MP
Shadow Minister Greg McClymont MP
Shadow Spokesperson Lord McKenzie of Luton

Whips Office (Commons)

Position Shadow Minister
Opposition Chief Whip Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP†
Deputy Opposition Chief Whip Alan Campbell MP
Opposition Pairing Whip Mark Tami MP
Opposition Whip Lyn Brown MP
Opposition Whip David Hamilton MP
Opposition Whip Phil Wilson MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Mark Hendrick MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Graham Jones MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Chris Ruane MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Susan Elan-Jones MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Jon Ashworth MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Tom Blenkinsop MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Yvonne Forvargue MP
Opposition Assistant Whip Nic Dakin MP

Whips Office (Lords)

Position Shadow Minister
Lords Opposition Chief Whip Rt Hon Lord Bassam of Brighton†
Deputy Lords Opposition Chief Whip Lord Tunnicliffe
Deputy Lords Opposition Chief Whip Baroness Crawley
Lords Opposition Whip Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Lords Opposition Whip Baroness Gale
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Rosser
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Grantchester
Lords Opposition Whip Baroness Wheeler
Lords Opposition Whip Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Kennedy of Southwark
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Collins of Highbury
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Liddle
Lords Opposition Whip Lord Stevenson of Balmacara
Lords Opposition Whip Lord McAvoy

Key

† Shadow Cabinet Minister
‡ Shadow Cabinet Attendees

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