Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is a position in the British Shadow Cabinet, appointed by the Leader of the Opposition. The post involves holding the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to account, who has control over the estates and rents of the Duchy of Lancaster.[1] The position was created by Sir Keir Starmer in April 2020, replacing the position of Shadow Lord President of the Council last held by Jon Trickett which was split from Shadow Leader of the House of Commons by former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
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Rachel Reeves

sinceĀ 5 April 2020
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
WebsiteThe Labour Party

The position is currently held by Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West.[2][3] She was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet in April 2020 by Keir Starmer, and shadows Conservative MP Michael Gove.[4]

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  1. ^ "Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster". GOV.UK. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Keir Starmer announces senior Shadow Cabinet appointments". The Labour Party. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Keir Starmer gives Lisa Nandy foreign brief on new Labour frontbench". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Keir Starmer's new shadow cabinet unveiled". The Mirror. Retrieved 5 April 2020.