Diane Abbott has been promoted to shadow home secretary in Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle of his shadow cabinet.
Shami Chakrabarti is shadow Attorney General while Jo Stevens is the new shadow Welsh secretary.
Dame Rosie Winterton was replaced by Nick Brown as Labour chief whip, a job he held in the last Labour government.
Mr Corbyn has promised to unite his party following his re-election as leader last month.
Some posts have been vacant since a wave of shadow cabinet resignations in the aftermath of June’s EU referendum with some MPs taking on multiple portfolios.
Announcing changes to his top team, the Labour leader said in a statement: “I am delighted to confirm the appointments of four extremely talented women to our shadow cabinet.
“These appointments mean, for the first time ever, two out of the three traditional ‘great offices of state’ will be shadowed by women.”
Chakrabarti and Champion joins shadow cabinet in reshuffle
SHAMI CHAKRABARTI, the former Liberty director who carried out a controversial investigation into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, has been appointed to the shadow cabinet.
Lady Chakrabarti, who was made a life peer by Jeremy Corbyn following her report, is to be the new shadow attorney general, the Labour leader announced.
Mr Corbyn also handed a major promotion to his long-time ally Diane Abbott, making her shadow home secretary as he began reshuffling his top team in the wake of his leadership victory.