Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Her Majesty's Official Opposition is usually the political party with the second-largest number of seats in the House of Commons. The Official Opposition is currently the Labour Party.

This list details those MPs and Members of the House of Lords that hold an opposition post, their position and 'shadow' department.

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The Shadow Cabinet

Post Member
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP (Lab)
Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Tom Watson MP (Lab)
Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Ms Angela Eagle MP (Lab)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell MP (Lab)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra MP (Lab)
Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP (Lab)
Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP (Lab)
Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) Rt Hon Dame Rosie Winterton MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Heidi Alexander MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Lucy Powell MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Owen Smith MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Emily Thornberry MP (Lab)
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice The Rt Hon. the Lord Falconer of Thoroton (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention Jon Trickett MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Lisa Nandy MP (Lab)
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Chris Bryant MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Lilian Greenwood MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Vernon Coaker MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Ms Diane Abbott MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Ian Murray MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Nia Griffith MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Kerry McCarthy MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Kate Green MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Eagle MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Young People and Voter Registration) Gloria De Piero MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Mental Health) Luciana Berger MP (Lab)
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon. the Baroness Smith of Basildon (Lab)

Also attend Shadow Cabinet meetings

Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) The Rt Hon. the Lord Bassam of Brighton (Lab)
Shadow Attorney General Karl Turner MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Jonathan Ashworth MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) Rt Hon John Healey MP (Lab)