Re-elected MP Justin Madders has been handed a new role within the Government.

The Labour politician had held the former Ellesmere Port and Neston seat since 2015, and now is MP for Ellesmere Port and Bromborough, having been re-elected with a huge 16,908-vote majority over Reform UK's Michael Aldred in last week's General Election.

As part of prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer's Government department appointments, Mr Madders has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Business and Trade.

Reacting to the news on social media, Mr Madders said: "Delighted to be given this opportunity to serve and to make work fairer, better rewarded and more secure."

Secretary of State for the department, Jonathan Reynolds, said: "Delighted Justin Madders has joined the team to deliver on Labour's agenda to make work pay."

Previously, Mr Madders held a number of Shadow Minister roles when Labour were in opposition.

He was first appointed Shadow Minister for Secondary Care, Workforce and Patient Health in September 2015, after former Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn was made leader of the party, and had been Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

He resigned from the frontbench after voting against a second Brexit referendum in March 2019, when Labour politicians were whipped to abstain on the Commons vote.

Mr Madders rejoined the role of Shadow Minister for Secondary Care, Workforce and Patient Health by the new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in April 2020, before switching to being the Shadow Minister for Business, Employment Rights and Levelling Up in December 2021.