Shadow Cabinet of Margaret Beckett

Margaret Beckett led the United Kingdom Shadow Cabinet when she was Leader of the Labour Party on a pro tempore Leader of the Opposition basis between the death of John Smith on 12 May 1994 and Tony Blair's election as Leader on 21 July 1994, an election in which Beckett was also a candidate. Her Shadow Cabinet was identical to Smith's final one with the exception of her role and the appointment of Nick Brown as Acting Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.

Shadow CabinetEdit

Portfolio Minister
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Leader of the Labour Party (interim)
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Election Co-ordinator
The Rt Hon. Margaret Beckett
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords The Rt Hon. The Lord Richard PC
Labour Chief Whip in the House of Commons The Rt Hon. Derek Foster
Labour Chief Whip in the House of Lords The Lord Graham of Edmonton
Shadow Lord Chancellor The Lord Irvine of Lairg
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown
Shadow Foreign Secretary The Rt Hon. Jack Cunningham
Shadow Home Secretary Tony Blair
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence David Clark
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Ann Taylor
Shadow Secretary of State for Employment John Prescott
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Housing Jack Straw
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment Chris Smith
Shadow Secretary of State for Health David Blunkett
Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security Donald Dewar
Shadow Secretary of State for National Heritage Mo Mowlam
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry Robin Cook
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Shadow Minister for London
Frank Dobson
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland George Robertson
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Ron Davies
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Kevin McNamara
Shadow Minister for Overseas Development Tom Clarke
Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Shadow Spokesperson for the Citizen's Charter
Michael Meacher
Shadow Minister for the Status of Women Clare Short
Shadow Spokesperson for Children and Families Joan Lestor
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Harriet Harman
Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Gavin Strang
Acting Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Nick Brown

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