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.

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)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon John McDonnell MP (Lab)
Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Emily Thornberry MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Tom Watson MP (Lab)
Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP (Lab)
Shadow Lord President of the Council Jon Trickett MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sue Hayman MP (Lab)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rebecca Long Bailey MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (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)
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Richard Burgon MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Kate Osamor MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner MP (Lab)
Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) The Rt Hon. the Lord Bassam of Brighton (Lab)
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Valerie Vaz MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Gwynne MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Andy McDonald MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities Dawn Butler MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) Jon Trickett MP (Lab)
Ian Lavery MP (Lab)
Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing Rt Hon John Healey MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Nia Griffith MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Jonathan Ashworth MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Debbie Abrahams MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Smith MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Lesley Laird MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade Barry Gardiner MP (Lab)

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Shadow Minister (Mental Health and Social Care) Barbara Keeley MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Christina Rees MP (Lab)

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Shadow Attorney General The Baroness Chakrabarti CBE (Lab)

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