Leader of the Opposition (Jamaica)

People's National Party Jamaica Labour Party Politics of Jamaica
Leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Incumbent
Vacant

since 4 September 2020
StyleThe Right Honourable
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
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The Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in Jamaica is the leader of the largest political party which has not formed the current government. The Leader of the Opposition is seen as the alternative Prime Minister and leads the Shadow Cabinet of Jamaica.

Peter Phillips recently resigned as a result of his party's loss in the 2020 general election.[1]

Leaders of the Opposition of Jamaica

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Political party
1 No image.png Norman Manley
(1893–1969)
1962 1969 People's National Party
2 Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
1969 2 March 1972 People's National Party
3 No image.png Hugh Shearer
(1923–2004)
2 March 1972 1974 Jamaica Labour Party
4 Edward Seaga 1982.jpg Edward Seaga
(1930–2019)
1974 1 November 1980 Jamaica Labour Party
(2) Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
1 November 1980 10 February 1989 People's National Party
(4) Edward Seaga 1982.jpg Edward Seaga
(1930–2019)
10 February 1989 21 January 2005 Jamaica Labour Party
5 Kenneth Baugh 2011.jpg Kenneth Baugh
(1941–2019)
21 January 2005 24 January 2005 Jamaica Labour Party
6 Bruce Golding.jpg Bruce Golding
(born 1947)
24 January 2005 11 September 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
7 Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(born 1945)
11 September 2007 5 January 2012 People's National Party
8 Andrew Holness Press (cropped).jpg Andrew Holness
(born 1972)
5 January 2012 3 March 2016 Jamaica Labour Party
(7) Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(born 1945)
3 March 2016 2 April 2017 People's National Party
9 No image.png Peter Phillips
(born 1949)
3 April 2017 4 September 2020 People's National Party

See also