MP for Leicester South, Jonathan Ashworth, has been named new Shadow Health Secretary.
He was promoted from Shadow Minister Without Portfolio into the new position on Friday (7 October) following a shadow cabinet reshuffle by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr Ashworth takes over the role from Diane Abbott, who has been promoted to Shadow Home Secretary.
As a former adviser to past Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mr Ashworth became a Labour MP for Leicester South in May 2011. He was named a member of Labour's National Executive Committee in July 2013, before being appointed deputy campaign chair responsible for liaising with candidates in the run-up to the general election campaign in July 2014. In September 2015, Mr Ashworth was made Shadow Minister Without Portfolio.