First Shadow Cabinet of Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman led the Shadow Cabinet during her time as pro tempore Leader of the Labour Party in 2010—from the time Gordon Brown resigned as Leader (and Prime Minister) until Ed Miliband was elected to the leadership.

With a few exceptions, Labour Cabinet ministers retained their roles in the Shadow Cabinet. Harman, who had been Leader of the House of Commons, gave the responsibility of shadowing that role to Rosie Winterton, who had attended Cabinet as Minister for Regional Economic Development and Coordination. The two peers who led Cabinet departments, Peter Lord Mandelson at Business, Innovation and Skills and Andrew Lord Adonis at Department for Transport, left the Shadow Cabinet in the first few days after Labour entered opposition. They were replaced by Pat McFadden and Sadiq Khan, respectively.

Members of the Shadow Cabinet

Portfolio Shadow Minister
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Acting Leader of the Labour Party
The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP
Acting Shadow Deputy Prime Minister
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon David Miliband MP
Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department The Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Shadow Minister for Women and Equality
The Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Health The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon Ed Balls MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon John Denham MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Shadow Secretary of State for International Development The Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
Shadow Minister for the Olympics
Shadow Minister for London
The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland The Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland The Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport The Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords The Rt Hon Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon PC
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning The Rt Hon John Healey MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Shadow Lord Privy Seal
The Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP
Opposition Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Rt Hon Steve Bassam, Lord Bassam of Brighton PC
Parliamentary Labour Party Chair Tony Lloyd MP
Also attends Shadow Cabinet meetings
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport The Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP
Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal PC

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