Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition (Gibraltar)

Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition,[1] or the Official Opposition in Gibraltar, is led by the Leader of the Opposition. This is usually the political party with the second largest number of seats in the Gibraltar Parliament, as the largest party will usually form the government. Since the 2011 General Election, the Official Opposition has been the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) led by Peter Caruana (2011-2013), Daniel Feetham (2013-2017), Roy Clinton as Interim Opposition Leader and now Keith Azopardi.[2]

The current composition of the Opposition is the following:[3]

Name Party Shadow Ministerial Portfolios (Responsibilities)
The Hon.
Keith Azopardi, MP
GSD
  • Post-Brexit Matters
  • European & International Affairs
  • Self-Determination & United Nations issues
  • Decolonisation & Sovereignty
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Parliamentary Reform & Governance
  • The Public Service
  • MOD Industrial Relations
  • The Economy
  • International Tax Agreements & Exchange of Information
  • Personal Status & Immigration
The Hon.
Edwin Reyes, MP
GSD
  • Education
  • Training
  • Skills
  • Employment
  • Special Needs
  • Young People
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Broadcasting
The Hon.
Elliott Phillips, MP
GSD
  • Health & Public Health
  • The Environment
  • Shipping
  • The Port
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Civil Aviation
The Hon.
Marlene Hassan-Nahon, MP
Together Gibraltar
The Hon.
Roy Clinton, MP
GSD
  • Public Finance, Public Sector Efficiency & Procurement
  • Gibraltar Savings Bank
  • Taxation
  • Inward Investment
  • Small Business
  • Postal Services
  • Telecoms
  • E-Government
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
  • Special Responsibility for Value of Money
The Hon.
Damon Bossino, MP
GSD
  • Housing, Development & Planning
  • Urban Renewal
  • Land Allocation
  • Heritage
  • Tourism
  • Style of Government Issues
The Hon.
Daniel Feetham, MP
GSD
  • Care (including Social Services & Drugs)
  • The Elderly
  • Families
  • Equality
  • A Special Responsibility for Fairness & Opportunity
  • Justice (including Emergency Services, Civil Contingencies, Fire, Police, Customs & Borders and Coastguard)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chief Minister's Speech at the Ceremonial Opening of the House of Assembly". Government of Gibraltar. 18 December 2003. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Gibraltar: After almost 16 years opposition takes over". Verified Voting Foundation. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) - GSD Team in Parliament

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