Shadow Cabinet (National Assembly for Wales)
Unlike the Westminster arrangement where there is an 'Official Opposition' to the government of the day, there is no such thing as an 'official' opposition to the Welsh Government. Instead, all parties that are not in government are merely 'opposition parties'. With the current Welsh Government being a minority government run by Welsh Labour, the main opposition party from May – mid October was Plaid Cymru but after one of Plaid's Assembly Members resigned from the party, it had equally the same seats as the Welsh Conservatives.
In April 2017, Mark Reckless AM defected from UKIP to sit with the Welsh Conservative Group, not as a party member but as an Independent. As a result of the defection, the Welsh Conservatives became the largest opposition group.
Conservative Shadow Cabinet
Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet
|Leader||Leanne Wood AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education, Children, Skills & Lifelong Learning||Llyr Huws Gruffydd AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Rural Affairs||Vacant||ndash–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Care||Rhun ap Iorwerth AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Business, Economy & Finance||Adam Price AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, the Welsh Language, Equalities & Planning||Sian Gwenllian AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Minister for Housing, Poverty, Communities & Steel||Bethan Jenkins AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Minister for Sport & Tourism||'||–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Minister for Culture and Infrastructure (also, Chairperson & Commissioner, Opposition Assembly Group)||Dai Lloyd AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|
|Shadow Minister for External Affairs, Non-Devolved Matters, Police, the Criminal Justice System & Social Protection||Steffan Lewis AM||2016–||Plaid Cymru|