Labour Party Shadow Cabinet

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Labour Party Shadow Cabinet [1]

Members of Shadow Cabinet (Jan 2016) sorted according to Leadership Nominations

Members shown in bold voted for the bombing of Syria in December 2015.

Andy Burnham

Yvette Cooper

Liz Kendall

Jeremy Corbyn

  • Jeremy Corbyn - Leader of the Labour Party
  • John McDonnell - Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Diane Abbott - Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
  • Jon Trickett - Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention
  • Emily Thornberry - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Did not nominate any candidate

  • Angela Eagle - Shadow First Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Rosie Winterton - Opposition Chief Whip
  • Ian Murray - Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Tom Watson - Deputy Leader of the Labour Party


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On January 10th 2016, The Indepedent reported: "Alison McGovern, a former aide to Gordon Brown, has quit from her position running John McDonnell’s economic policy review into how to reduce child poverty and boost low incomes...Her resignation comes after three shadow ministers, Jonathan Reynolds, Stephen Doughty and Kevan Jones, resigned on Wednesday in protest at the sackings of Pat McFadden and Michael Dugher from Mr Corbyn’s front bench." [1]


  1. Labour Party Shadow Cabinet, organizational web page, accessed January 10, 2016.