Alan Johnson is the new Shadow Chancellor, with Ed Balls Shadowing the Home Office and his wife Yvette Cooper becoming Shadow Foreign Secretary.
Douglas Alexander is the new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary and John Denham has been handed the Business, Innovation and Skills brief.
Angela Eagle has become Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Former Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper topped the list of candidates voted for by Labour MPs and was one of eight women elected to the Shadow cabinet. Under Labour party rules the party had to elect at least six female members.
Diane Abbott, a runner in the party’s recent leadership election was not among those elected to the Shadow Cabinet.
The announcement comes after former home secretary Jack Straw criticised the election of the Shadow cabinet in a report in the Daily Telegraph.
He says: “I survived and prospered under this system for 10 years, but I tell you, it is barking mad, for arithmetical reasons as well, it is a daft system.
He says the system ends up delivering a team of which around a third are “incapable”.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says: “Together, this new generation of Labour will work together to reject the pessimism of this coalition government as we set out our vision of what Britain can achieve.”
Baroness Warsi says: “For those expecting a ’new generation’, it is surprising that the [shadow cabinet] all served in Gordon Brown’s Government.”
Here is a full list of the Shadow roles:
Chancellor: Alan Johnson
Home Office: Ed Balls
Foreign Office and Women and Equalities Minister: Yvette Cooper
Education: Andy Burnham
Justice: Sadiq Khan
Work and Pensions: Douglas Alexander
Business Innovation and Skills : John Denham
Health: John Healey
Communities and Local Government: Caroline Flint
Defence: Jim Murphy
Energy and Climate Change: Meg Hillier
Leader of the Commons: Hillary Benn
Transport : Maria Eagle
Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Angela Eagle
Defra: Mary Creagh
Cabinet Office: Liam Byrne
Culture: Ivan Lewis
Olympics: Tessa Jowell
Northern Ireland: Shaun Woodward
Scotland: Ann McKechin
Wales: Peter Hain