Lisa Nandy has been confirmed as the new Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.
The announcement was made by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon as he revealed his full shadow cabinet members.
Ms Nandy, who was appointed MP for Wigan in 2010, said it’s a “huge privilege” to represent the party on this brief.
She tweeted: “Energy and climate change are among our biggest global and national challenges.”
The news comes as former Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint said she would step down from her position.
Ms Flint added she informed Chief Whip Rosie Winterton of her decision yesterday “after careful consideration”.
She said in a statement: “I have greatly enjoyed campaigning for the last four years for fair energy bills, to end the scandal of cold homes and for decisive action on climate change so this was a hard decision to make.”
Ms Flint added she would “remain loyal to the Labour Party and will do everything I can to help us win the next general election in 2020”.
She is one of many high profile figures who decided to step down following Mr Corbyn’s win.