First Shadow Cabinet of Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman led the Shadow Cabinet during her time as pro tempore Leader of the Labour Party in 2010—from the time Gordon Brown resigned as Leader (and Prime Minister) until Ed Miliband was elected to the leadership.

First Harman Shadow Cabinet

Shadow Cabinet of the United Kingdom
MaySeptember 2010
Date formed11 May 2010
Date dissolved25 September 2010
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Leader of the OppositionHarriet Harman
Shadow Deputy Prime MinisterJack Straw
Member party
  •   Labour Party
Status in legislatureOfficial Opposition
258 / 650(40%)
Election(s)2010 general election
Outgoing election2010 Labour leadership election
Legislature term(s)55th UK Parliament
PredecessorShadow Cabinet of David Cameron
SuccessorShadow Cabinet of Ed Miliband

With a few exceptions, Labour Cabinet ministers retained their roles in the Shadow Cabinet. Harman, who had been Leader of the House of Commons, gave the responsibility of shadowing that role to Rosie Winterton, who had attended Cabinet as Minister for Regional Economic Development and Coordination. The two peers who led Cabinet departments, Peter Lord Mandelson at Business, Innovation and Skills and Andrew Lord Adonis at Department for Transport, left the Shadow Cabinet in the first few days after Labour entered opposition. They were replaced by Pat McFadden and Sadiq Khan, respectively.