Ashford MP Damian Green was promoted today to the role of secretary of state for work and pensions following Theresa May's appointment as UK prime minister.
He replaces Stephen Crabb who resigned from the position earlier today.
Green has been an MP since 1997. He became the shadow spokesperson for work and pensions in 1998. Since then he has served in several shadow ministerial positions.
In the 2010 general election, Green became minister of state for immigration and between 2012 and 2014 he was minister of state for policing and criminal justice. In October 2012 he was made a member of the Privy Council.
Shadowing Green is Labour's Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth.
The Department for Work and Pensions has gone through three secretaries this year. Crabb was appointed as the head of the department in March as a result of Iain Duncan Smith's sudden resignation over disability cuts.
May became prime minister yesterday taking over the role from David Cameron, who stepped down after the UK voted to leave the EU.