Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom)

parliamentary position of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom

The Leader of the Opposition (sometimes known as the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons) in the United Kingdom is the politician who leads Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. The Leader of the Opposition is normally the leader of the second largest party in the House of Commons.

Leader of His Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Sir Keir Starmer

since 4 April 2020
Official Opposition
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Leader of the Opposition's Office
StyleLeader of the Opposition
(informal)
The Right Honourable
(formal)
Member of
AppointerLargest political party in the House of Commons that is not in government
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party in the House of Commons that is not in government
Inaugural holderThe Lord Grenville
FormationMarch 1807
1 July 1937 (Statutory)
DeputyShadow First Secretary of State
Salary£144,649[1]
(including £81,932 MP salary[2])
WebsiteHis Majesty's Official Opposition: The Shadow Cabinet

The current Leader of the Opposition is Sir Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Labour Party. Starmer was elected to that position on 4 April 2020.[3]

References

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  1. "Appendix 3: Ministerial salaries – salary entitlements" (PDF). House of Commons Library. p. 51. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  2. "Pay and expenses for MPs". parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
  3. "Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader". BBC. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.