Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom)
parliamentary position of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
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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|
Sir Keir Starmer
since 4 April 2020
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Leader of the Opposition's Office
|Style||Leader of the Opposition|
The Right Honourable
|Appointer||Largest political party in the House of Commons that is not in government|
|Term length||While leader of the largest political party in the House of Commons that is not in government|
|Inaugural holder||The Lord Grenville|
1 July 1937 (Statutory)
|Deputy||Shadow First Secretary of State|
(including £81,932 MP salary)
|Website||His 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.
- ↑ "Appendix 3: Ministerial salaries – salary entitlements" (PDF). House of Commons Library. p. 51. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- ↑ "Pay and expenses for MPs". parliament.uk. Retrieved 2020-04-05.
- ↑ "Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader". BBC. 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.