Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Frank urquhart
Wilhuff Tarkin
since November 2016
Category Shadow Cabinet position
Inaugural holder arkbar
Number of Shadow Justice Secretaries since September 2013 6

The Shadow Justice Secretary, known in full as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, is a member of the opposition's shadow cabinet that shadows the Secretary of State for Justice. The Shadow Justice Secretary is responsible for holding them to account and has the ability to ask the Justice Secretary two questions at question times. The current Shadow Justice Secretary is Wilhuff Tarkin, who was appointed by Leader of the Opposition mobbsy91 in November 2016.

List of Shadow Justice Secretaries

arkbar was appointed as the first Shadow Justice Secretary for the Labour Party following the first general election. Since shadow cabinet records began in September 2013, there have been 6 Shadow Justice Secretaries.

Shadow Justice Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
Endless Blue Labour September 2013 March 2014
Rakas21 Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department and Justice Conservative April 2014 October 2014
thehistorybore Conservative May 2015 July 2015
United1892 Labour July 2015 August 2015
thehistorybore Conservative October 2015 April 2016
EricAteYou Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and the Home Department Labour April 2016 June 2016
Wilhuff Tarkin Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Defence (June 2017 - present) Conservative November 2016 Incumbent

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