Shadow Cabinet

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A Shadow Cabinet is the group of top-rank spokespersons for the main opposition party who each 'shadow' or mirror the interests of an individual cabinet minister: Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, etc. The Shadow Cabinet is headed by the Leader of the Opposition, who is, in effect, the shadow Prime Minister, though that title is never used. It is used in British politics, or in any country using the Westminster System of government.

In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, the Opposition is called "His (or Her) Majesty's Loyal Opposition", showing that despite differences with the party in power, they are still loyal to the monarch.