Scottish Labour's new 2018 shadow cabinet in full

Written by Staff reporter on 4 October 2018 in Inside Politics

The new front bench team for Scottish Labour after Richard Leonard's rehuffle in October 2018

Richard Leonard MSP

Richard Leonard has reshuffled his front bench, with veteran Jackie Baillie and former leadership rival Anas Sarwar dropping out.

"My new shadow cabinet is a blend of skills and experience whose aim is to turn around Scottish Labour’s electoral successes," he said.

The new Scottish Labour Shadow Cabinet is as follows: 



Richard Leonard, Leader,also leading on the economy brief 

Lesley Laird, Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Claire Baker, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Claudia Beamish, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Neil Findlay, Business Manager, Party Liaison, Constitutional Relations

Rhoda Grant, Shadow Cabinet secretary for Rural Economy

Iain Gray, Shadow Cabinet secretary for Education and Skills

Daniel Johnson, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice

James Kelly, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Finance

Monica Lennon, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Pauline McNeil, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Equalities, Housing and Social Security

Elaine Smith, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Eradication of Poverty and Inequality

Colin Smyth, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Connectivity and Transport

Alex Rowley, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government


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