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The Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland is a member of the "UK Shadow Cabinet responsible for the scrutiny of the "Secretary of State for Scotland and his/her department, the "Scotland Office. The most recent incumbent was "Lesley Laird.

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Shadow Secretaries of State[edit]

Name Entered office Left office Political party Shadow Cabinet
"Tom Fraser 26 October 1951 7 December 1961 Labour "Clement Attlee
"Hugh Gaitskell
Harold Wilson
"Willie Ross 7 December 1961 16 October 1964 Labour
"Michael Noble 16 October 1964 23 January 1969 Conservative "Edward Heath
"Gordon Campbell 23 January 1969 20 July 1970 Conservative
"Willie Ross 20 July 1970 4 March 1974 Labour "Harold Wilson
Unknown 4 March 1974 18 February 1975 Conservative "Edward Heath
"Alick Buchanan-Smith 18 February 1975 9 December 1976 Conservative "Margaret Thatcher
"Teddy Taylor ""Sir Teddy Taylor.jpg 9 December 1976 3 May 1979 Conservative
"Bruce Millan 4 May 1979 31 October 1983 Labour "James Callaghan
"Michael Foot
"Donald Dewar ""Donald Dewar.jpg 31 October 1983 18 July 1992 Labour "Neil Kinnock
"Tom Clarke ""TomClarkeMP.jpg 18 July 1992 21 October 1993 Labour "John Smith
"George Robertson ""George Robertson.jpg 21 October 1993 2 May 1997 Labour
"Margaret Beckett
"Tony Blair
Office not in use 2 May 1997 14 September 2001 Conservative "John Major
Conservative "William Hague
"Jacqui Lait 14 September 2001 11 November 2003 Conservative "Iain Duncan Smith
"Peter Duncan ""Peter Duncan (British politician).jpg 11 November 2003 6 May 2005 Conservative "Michael Howard
"Eleanor Laing ""Eleanor Laing, MP for Epping Forest.jpg 6 May 2005 7 December 2005 Conservative
"David Mundell ""David Mundell visiting Stornoway Black Pudding.jpg 7 December 2005 11 May 2010 Conservative "David Cameron
"Jim Murphy ""JimMurphyMP.jpg 11 May 2010 8 October 2010 Labour "Harriet Harman
"Ann McKechin ""AnnMcKechinMP.jpg 8 October 2010 7 October 2011 Labour "Ed Miliband
"Margaret Curran ""MargaretCurranMP.jpg 7 October 2011 8 May 2015 Labour
"Ian Murray ""Official portrait of Ian Murray crop 2.jpg 11 May 2015 26 June 2016 Labour "Harriet Harman
"Jeremy Corbyn
"Dave Anderson ""Dave Anderson.png 1 July 2016 3 May 2017 Labour
"Lesley Laird ""Lesley Laird Official Parliamentary Photo.jpg 14 June 2017 Incumbent Labour

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