Tips for new shadow ministers by Alan Duncan MP
3 November 2010 Last updated at 13:00 GMT
When Ed Miliband became Labour leader, he appointed 22 of the 66 new Labour MPs to his team in an attempt to re-energise the party.
Conservative MP Alan Duncan - a shadow minister who made the jump to fully fledged minister - gives his five top tips to the new faces on the Opposition front bench.
These include running a diary, media appearance advise and not being a "nit-picking twit".