Shadow Secretary of State for Education
since 18 November 2016
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
CoffeeGeek Conservative November 2016 Incumbent

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