Her Majesty's Official Opposition

Dissolution of Parliament

The dissolution of Parliament took place on Wednesday 3 May 2017. All business in the House of Commons has come to an end and there are no MPs. Every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 8 June 2017.

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
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon. the Baroness Smith of Basildon (Lab)
Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) The Rt Hon. the Lord Bassam of Brighton (Lab)

Also attend Shadow Cabinet meetings

Also attend Shadow Cabinet meetings

Shadow Attorney General The Baroness Chakrabarti CBE (Lab)

Also attend Shadow Cabinet meetings