The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government. It consists of a senior group of opposition spokespeople who, under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition, form an alternative cabinet to that of the government, and whose members shadow or mark each individual member of the Cabinet. Since May 2010, the Labour Party has been Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, and its leadership therefore forms the current Shadow Cabinet. Jeremy Corbyn assumed the position of Leader of the Opposition after being elected as Leader of the Labour Party on 12 September 2015; the election was triggered by Ed Miliband’s resignation following the Labour Party’s electoral defeat at the 2015 general election when David Cameron formed a majority Conservative government.
A full list of Labour’s shadow cabinet, following party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s January 2016 reshuffle. New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has named his first shadow cabinet. Who are they and what is likely to be their policy focus? Labour leader has finalised political appointments, with John McDonnell, Hilary Benn and Andy Burnham among those in top positions.
Harriet Harman’s shadow cabinet has many familiar faces but some key replacements for MPs who lost their seats. Leader of the opposition and acting leader of the Labour party. The new Labour leader has appointed his full shadow frontbench team. Jeremy Corbyn has described his Labour frontbench as ‘unifying’ and ‘dynamic’ after announcing the first Shadow Cabinet in history with a majority of women.
Who’s Who: Labour Shadow Cabinet In Full
The Labour leader has booted out his culture spokesman and moved his defence chief to a different job. Here’s the reshuffle as it happened. The Labour leader faces a fresh headache after shadow rail minister Jonathan Reynolds, shadow foreign minister Stephen Doughty and shadow Armed Forces minister Kevan Jones all quit. Read all the shadow cabinet changes in full here and recap live updates below. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has replaced his defense and Europe ministers but kept on his hawkish shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn. Jeremy Corbyn has completed his reshuffle of Labour’s front bench by appointing a number of MPs to roles outside the shadow cabinet following a spate of resignations. Shadow cabinet minister declares the ‘upside’ of the SNP landslide was Labour getting rid of 40 ‘f useless MPs’. The then Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, then shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander and then shadow Scotland secretary Margaret Curran were among those sacked by the Scottish electorate in the bloodiest political landslide in living memory. Within hours of Jeremy Corbyn becoming leader of the Labour party, half of the shadow cabinet had resigned with other MPs saying they would not serve under the veteran far-left politician.
Labour’s New Shadow Cabinet Lineup
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office. Tom Watson MP. Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Shadow Cabinet members are a little disorientated after the heated discussion on Trident that they were expecting at today’s meeting didn’t go ahead. The Labour Party’s new shadow cabinet is under media and party scrutiny. Current Shadow Ministry List. Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Hon Tanya Plibersek MP. Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment Senator the Hon Penny Wong.
A LABOUR MP today openly mocked his party leader Jeremy Corbyn after being sacked from the shadow cabinet. U.K. opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fired his culture spokesman, Michael Dugher, as he reshuffled his shadow cabinet amid continued opposition to his policies from many of the party s members of Parliament. My concerns about the direction and internal conflict within the Labour Party have only grown, and I fear this is taking us down an increasingly negative path. It is rare for a politician to have a background in technology rather than politics, but Chi Onwurah, Labour’s shadow cabinet minister for digital government, offers a unique connection between the two isolated topics.