Shadow Home Secretary

In British politics, the Shadow Home Secretary (formally known as the Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department), is the person within the shadow cabinet who shadows the Home Secretary; this effectively means scrutinising government policy on home affairs including policing, national security, the criminal justice system, the prison service, and matters of citizenship. If the opposition party is elected to government, the Shadow Home Secretary often becomes the new Home Secretary, though this is not always the case. The office has been held by Labour MP Nick Thomas-Symonds since 5 April 2020.

Shadow Home Secretary
Incumbent
Nick Thomas-Symonds

since 5 April 2020
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
Inaugural holderKenneth Younger
Formation14 December 1955
WebsiteThe Shadow Cabinet