Shadow Lord Chancellor

Shadow Lord Chancellor
Official portrait of Rt Hon David Lammy MP crop 2.jpg
David Lammy

since 5 April 2020
Appointer Leader of the Opposition
Inaugural holder The Lord Elwyn-Jones
Formation 2 October 1983
Website The Shadow Cabinet

The Shadow Lord Chancellor is the member of the British Shadow Cabinet who shadows the Lord Chancellor, an office which has existed since the Norman Conquest. Since 2010, the officeholder has jointly held the title Shadow Secretary of State for Justice. The current Shadow Lord Chancellor is David Lammy.

Shadow Lord Chancellors

Name Took office Left office Political party
The Lord Elwyn-Jones Elwyn Jones in Romania (cropped).jpg 2 October 1983 9 January 1989 Labour
The Lord Mishcon No image.svg 9 January 1989 18 July 1992 Labour
The Lord Irvine of Lairg No image.svg 18 June 1992 2 May 1997 Labour
The Lord Mackay of Clashfern Official portrait of Lord Mackay of Clashfern crop 2.jpg 2 May 1997 11 June 1997 Conservative
The Lord Kingsland[n 1] No image.svg 11 June 1997 12 July 2009 Conservative
Vacant[n 2] 12 July 2009 11 May 2010
Jack Straw Jack Straw 2.jpg 11 May 2010 7 October 2010 Labour
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan.jpg 8 October 2010 11 May 2015 Labour
The Lord Falconer of Thoroton Official portrait of Lord Falconer of Thoroton crop 2.jpg 11 May 2015 26 June 2016 Labour
Richard Burgon Official portrait of Richard Burgon MP crop 2.jpg 27 June 2016 5 April 2020 Labour
David Lammy Official portrait of Rt Hon David Lammy MP crop 2.jpg 6 April 2020 Incumbent Labour

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