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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shadow cabinetnoun

    a group of senior members of the political party that is out of power; these members would probably assume corresponding positions as ministers in the British Cabinet if their party was elected

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  1. Shadow Cabinetnoun

    a senior group of opposition politicians who shadow the members of the government

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  1. Shadow cabinet

    The shadow cabinet or shadow ministry is a feature of the Westminster system of government. It consists of a senior group of opposition spokespeople who, under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition, form an alternative cabinet to that of the government, and whose members shadow or mirror the positions of each individual member of the Cabinet. Their areas of responsibility, in parallel with the ruling party's ministries, may be referred to as a shadow portfolio. Members of a shadow cabinet have no executive power. It is the shadow cabinet's responsibility to scrutinise the policies and actions of the government, as well as to offer alternative policies. The shadow cabinet makes up the majority of the Official Opposition frontbench, as part of frontbenchers to the parliament.In most countries, a member of the shadow cabinet is referred to as a shadow minister. In the United Kingdom's House of Lords and in New Zealand, the term spokesperson is used instead of shadow. In Canada, the term opposition critic is also used.

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  1. shadow cabinet

    A shadow cabinet is a group of politicians from the opposition party in a parliamentary system who are chosen to mirror and scrutinize the cabinet members of the ruling government. They are responsible for challenging the policies and actions of the government, offering an alternative program, and showcasing their party's preparedness to potentially assume power. Each member, often referred to as a shadow minister, focuses on a specific policy area and monitors the corresponding government minister.

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  1. Shadow Cabinet

    The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government. It comprises a senior group of opposition spokespeople who, under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition, form an alternative cabinet to that of the government, and whose members shadow or mark each individual member of the Cabinet. Members of a shadow cabinet are often but not always appointed to a Cabinet post if and when their party gets into government. It is the Shadow Cabinet's responsibility to criticise the policies and actions of the government, as well as offering an alternative program. In most countries, a member of the shadow cabinet is referred to as a Shadow Minister. In Canada, however, the term Opposition Critic is more usual. In the United Kingdom's House of Lords, the term "spokesperson" is used instead of "shadow".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shadow cabinet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shadow cabinet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Labour Party:

    Today's Shadow Cabinet agreed to back Jeremy Corbyn's recommendation of a free vote on the government's proposal to authorise UK bombing in Syria.

  2. Dawn Butler:

    I have my frustrations with Tom too, i haven't seen him at a shadow cabinet meeting for a while and so I can understand people's frustration - but we are a broad church.


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