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Shadow Secretary of State for Education
Incumbent
r.uh
since 4 May 2020
Category Shadow Cabinet position
Inaugural holder Roger Kirk
Number of Shadow Education Secretaries since September 2013 17

The Shadow Education Secretary, known in full as the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, is a member of the opposition's shadow cabinet that shadows the Secretary of State for Education. The Shadow Education Secretary is responsible for holding them to account and has the ability to ask the Education Secretary two questions at question times. The current Shadow Education Secretary is r.uh, who was appointed on 4th May 2020.

List of Shadow Education Secretaries

Roger Kirk was appointed as the first Shadow Education Secretary for the Labour Party following the first general election. Since shadow cabinet records began in September 2013, there have been 17 Shadow Education Secretaries.

Shadow Education Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
Mechie Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Higher Education Labour September 2013 March 2014
Will95206 Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Education and Local Government Conservative April 2014 August 2014
Mazzini Shadow Minister of State for Education Liberal August 2014 October 2014
bun Conservative May 2015 July 2015
tmpearce99 Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Higher Education and Public Services Labour July 2015 August 2015
bun Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Education Conservative October 2015 April 2016
SakuraCayla Labour May 2016 October 2016
CoffeeGeek Conservative November 2016 December 2017
WobblyBovine Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Young People Labour December 2017 March 2018
cranbrook_aspie Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Culture and Young People Labour March 2018 May 2018
WobblyBovine Labour May 2018 November 2018
RayApparently Labour November 2018 December 2018
DayneD89 Labour December 2018 July 2019
The Mogg Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department and Education Conservative July 2019 March 2020
SankaraInBloom Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Education and CMS Conservative March 2020 March 2020
LiberOfLondon Conservative March 2020 May 2020
r.uh Labour May 2020 Incumbent
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