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Second Shadow Cabinet of Harriet Harman
Harriet Harman's second Shadow Cabinet was formed by Harriet Harman in 2015 during her second period as acting Leader of the Labour Party. She assumed this role after Ed Miliband resigned as party leader (and Leader of the Opposition) and announced she would continue until a new leader was elected on 12 September 2015. Miliband's resignation followed the party's defeat at the 2015 general election.
- Ed Balls was defeated in his former Morley and Outwood constituency, so was replaced as Shadow Chancellor by Chris Leslie.
- Douglas Alexander was defeated in his former Paisley and Renfrewshire South constituency, so was replaced as Shadow Foreign Secretary by Hilary Benn
- Margaret Curran was defeated in her former Glasgow East constituency, so was replaced as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland by Ian Murray, the party's only remaining MP in Scotland.
- Shabana Mahmood replaced Leslie as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
- Emma Reynolds replaced Benn as Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
- Chris Bryant became Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a post previously held by Harman in addition to the deputy leadership.
- Sadiq Khan stepped down from the Shadow Cabinet, and was replaced as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor by Lord Falconer
On 13 May 2015, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon announced that she would be stepping down as Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords. Baroness Smith of Basildon was elected unopposed as her successor by Labour peers on 27 May 2015, and thus took her place in the shadow cabinet.
Members of the Shadow Cabinet
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- "Baroness Royall to step down as Labour leader in the Lords – LabourList". 13 May 2015.
- "Baroness Smith of Basildon". UK Parliament.
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