Labour MP Owen Smith has been selected as the partys shadow secretary of state for work and pensions by leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Smith, previously shadow Welsh secretary, has been the MP for Pontypridd since 2010. He joined the Labour front bench in October that year, initially as shadow minister for the Wales Office, later serving as a member of the shadow health and treasury teams.
He replaces Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves in the role.
In May 2012 previous Labour leader Ed Miliband appointed Smith shadow secretary of state for Wales.
Prior to being elected Smith worked as a BBC journalist for 10 years on a variety of radio and television programmes, including BBC Radio 4's Today. In 2002 he became a government adviser in Northern Ireland.
Smith said on Twitter today: "A great honour to have been asked to speak for our party on work and pensions. I won't let you down."
During the 2015 general election, Smith won his constituency with 41.06% of the vote.
Before he was elected, Corbyn called for a flexible state pension age.