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Leader of the Opposition in United Kingdom

Leader of the Opposition in the History

The leader of the Opposition is the leader of the party that won the second largest amount of seats. It has been either the Labour Party or the Conservative party since The First World War. It is the Leader of the Opposition’s job to question the government.

Leader of the Opposition (Commons) Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

The Leader of the Opposition is the title given to the leader of the political party in Parliament that has formed the Official Opposition.

History of the Leader of the Opposition

The following commentary about Leader of the Opposition in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): Normally the leader of the second largest party in the House of Commons, with responsibility for opposing the Government.

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