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The Leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago is the leader of the largest political party which has not formed the current government.

The Leader of the Opposition is a member of the House of Representatives, and is appointed by the President of Trinidad and Tobago.

The current Leader of the Opposition is Kamla Persad-Bissessar, leader of the United National Congress.

Leaders of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
Took office Left office
1 Ashford Sastri Sinanan 1951 1956   Democratic Labour Party
2 Rudranath Capildeo Rudranath Capildeo.jpg 31 August 1962 June 1967   Democratic Labour Party
3 Vernon Jamadar No image.png July 1967 1971   Democratic Labour Party
4 John R.F. Richardson No image.png July 1972 1976   Non-partisan
5 Basdeo Panday
(1st time)
Basdeo Panday.jpg 1976 1977   United Labour Front
6 Raffique Shah No image.png 9 August 1977 31 March 1978   United Labour Front
7 Basdeo Panday
(2nd time)
Basdeo Panday.jpg 1978 1986   United Labour Front
8 Patrick Manning
(1st time)
Patrick Manning 2008.jpg 1986 1990   People's National Movement
9 Basdeo Panday
(3rd time)
Basdeo Panday.jpg 1990 1995   United National Congress
10 Patrick Manning
(2nd time)
Patrick Manning 2008.jpg 6 November 1995 24 December 2001   People's National Movement
11 Basdeo Panday
(4th time)
Basdeo Panday.jpg 24 December 2001 26 April 2006   United National Congress
12 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(1st time)
Kamla Persad-Bissesar 2013.jpg 26 April 2006 8 November 2007   United National Congress
12 Basdeo Panday
(5th time)
Basdeo Panday.jpg 8 November 2007 25 February 2010   United National Congress
14 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(2nd time)
Kamla Persad-Bissesar 2013.jpg 25 February 2010 25 May 2010   United National Congress
15 Keith Rowley KeithRowley.jpg 25 May 2010 9 September 2015[1]   People's National Movement
16 Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(3rd time)
Kamla Persad-Bissesar 2013.jpg 9 September 2015 Incumbent   United National Congress

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