|Shadow Secretary of State for Education|
|Category||Shadow Cabinet position|
|Inaugural holder||Roger Kirk|
|Number of Shadow Education Secretaries since September 2013||7|
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 CoffeeGeek, who was appointed by former Leader of the Opposition mobbsy91 on 18 November 2016.
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 7 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|
|Kay_Winters||Labour||May 2016||June 2016|