Controversial former housing minister Caroline Flint is to take on the communities and local government brief in the Labour shadow cabinet.
Ms Flint had a brief spell as housing minister, between January and October 2008, when her ideas on restricting social tenancies to those committed to seeking work enraged many tenants.
Party leader Ed Miliband has named his full shadow cabinet, which includes Alan Johnson as shadow chancellor, and Douglas Alexander as shadow work and pensions secretary.
John Healey, who has been shadow housing minister since the general election, becomes shadow health secretary. His old boss at the Communities and Local Government department, John Denham, becomes shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills.
Mr Healey came second in the ballot of Labour MPs to elect shadow cabinet members, behind Yvette Cooper. Under Labour rules, MPs choose who gets a seat in the shadow cabinet, but the party leader decides who does which job.
Ms Cooper has been given the post of shadow foreign secretary, while her husband, Ed Balls, becomes shadow home secretary.
There is no housing role in the cabinet, mirroring the government set up, which demoted the housing minister post from attending cabinet meetings after the election. Labour sources have tipped Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, to take on the housing role, although no official announcement has yet been made.
Mr Miliband said: ‘My team is united in one central mission for the future – to win back the trust of the British people and take Labour back to power.
‘Our values are those of the British people, and this shadow cabinet will ensure that the hopes and concerns of working families are at the heart of our offer to the country.’
|Leader of the Opposition||Rt. Hon. Ed Miliband MP|
|Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development||Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP|
|Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer||Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities||Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department||Rt Hon Ed Balls MP|
|Chief Whip||Rt Hon Rosie Winterton MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Election Coordinator||Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP|
|Shadow Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice (with responsibility for political and constitutional reform)||Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions||Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills||Rt Hon John Denham MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Health||Rt Hon John Healey MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government||Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Defence||Rt Hon Jim Murphy|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change||Meg Hillier MP|
|Shadow Leader of the House of Commons||Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Transport||Maria Eagle MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs||Mary Creagh MP|
|Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury||Angela Eagle MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland||Rt Hon Shaun Woodward MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland||Ann McKechin MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Wales||Rt Hon Peter Hain MP|
|Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport||Ivan Lewis MP|
|Shadow Leader of the House of Lords||Baroness Royall of Blaisdon|
|Shadow Minister for the Olympics||Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP|
|Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office||Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP|
|Lords Chief Whip||Lord Bassam of Brighton|
|Shadow Attorney-General||Baroness Scotland|
|Also attending Shadow Cabinet meetings|
|Shadow Minister of State – Cabinet Office||Jon Trickett MP|