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 Edward Miliband MP (Lab)
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP (Lab)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Ed Balls MP (Lab)
Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP (Lab)
Shadow Home Secretary Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP (Lab)
Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (also Shadow Minister for London) Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP (Lab)
Opposition Chief Whip (Commons) Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Health Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Mr Chuka Umunna MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Rachel Reeves MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Tristram Hunt MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Vernon Coaker MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP (Lab)
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Ms Angela Eagle MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Michael Dugher MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Mr Ivan Lewis MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Mary Creagh MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland Margaret Curran MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Owen Smith MP (Lab)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Maria Eagle MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office Lucy Powell MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister without Portfolio and Deputy Party Chair Jon Trickett MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero MP (Lab)
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie MP (Lab)
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords The Rt Hon. the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Lab)
Shadow Chief Whip (Lords) The Rt Hon. the Lord Bassam of Brighton (Lab)

Also attend Shadow Cabinet meetings

Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People) Liz Kendall MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing) Emma Reynolds MP (Lab)
Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) The Lord Wood of Anfield (Lab)
Policy Review Coordinator Jon Cruddas MP (Lab)