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 Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell MP (Lab)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Lab)
Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP (Lab)
Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry MP (Lab)
Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) Rt Hon Dame Rosie Winterton MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Ms Diane Abbott MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Pat Glass MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Clive Lewis MP (Lab)
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention Grahame Morris MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Barry Gardiner MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Mr David Anderson MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Rachael Maskell MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Angela Rayner MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs) Cat Smith 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 Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) Jonathan Ashworth MP (Lab)