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Shadow Secretary of State for Education

The Shadow Secretary of State for Education, also called the Shadow Education Secretary, is an office in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet responsible for Opposition policy on Education and for holding the Secretary of State for Education, junior Education ministers, and the Department for Education to account. The position is currently held by Tristram Hunt.[1]

List of Shadow Secretaries

Shadow Secretaries of State for Education and Science

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
Roy Hattersley 4 May 1973 5 March 1974 Labour Harold Wilson
Norman St John-Stevas 28 February 1974 6 November 1978 Conservative Margaret Thatcher
Mark Carlisle 6 November 1978 4 May 1979 Conservative
Neil Kinnock 4 May 1979 2 October 1983 Labour Michael Foot
Giles Radice 2 October 1983 13 July 1987 Labour Neil Kinnock
Jack Straw 13 July 1987 18 July 1992 Labour

Shadow Secretaries of State for Education

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Ann Taylor 18 July 1992 20 October 1994 Labour John Smith
Margaret Beckett (1994)
David Blunkett 20 October 1994 19 October 1995 Labour Tony Blair

Shadow Secretaries of State for Education and Employment

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political Party Leader of the Opposition
David Blunkett 19 October 1995 2 May 1997 Labour Tony Blair
Gillian Shephard 2 May 1997 11 June 1997 Conservative John Major
Stephen Dorrell 11 June 1997 15 June 1998 Conservative William Hague
David Willetts 1 June 1998 15 June 1999 Conservative
Theresa May 15 June 1999 18 September 2001 Conservative

Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Skills

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Damian Green 18 September 2001 11 November 2003 Conservative Iain Duncan Smith
Tim Yeo 11 November 2003 14 June 2004 Conservative Michael Howard
Tim Collins 14 June 2004 6 May 2005 Conservative
David Cameron 6 May 2005 6 December 2005 Conservative

Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
David Willetts 6 December 2005 2 July 2007 Conservative David Cameron
Michael Gove 2 July 2007 11 May 2010 Conservative

Shadow Secretaries of State for Education

Shadow Secretary Took office Left office Political party Leader of the Opposition
Ed Balls 11 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour Harriet Harman
Andy Burnham 8 October 2010 7 October 2011 Labour Ed Miliband
Stephen Twigg 7 October 2011 7 October 2013 Labour
Tristram Hunt 7 October 2013 Incumbent Labour

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] Tristram Hunt takes over as Shadow Education Secretary
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