Gill Furniss has been appointed as Labour's new shadow pensions minister, taking over the brief from Matt Rodda.

Furniss - a member of parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough since 2016 - had previously been shadow minister for transport.

Her shadow transport brief covered green transport, transport decarbonisation, future transport and roads.

Prior to taking on the transport brief, Furniss was appointed parliamentary private secretary to shadow energy and climate change secretary Lisa Nandy in May 2016.

In the October 2016 opposition front bench reshuffle, Furniss was appointed to the position of shadow minister for steel, postal affairs and consumer protection. Following the election of Keir Starmer as Labour leader in April 2020, she became shadow minister for women and equalities. She then moved to become an opposition whip in July 2020, and served in the role until her appointment as shadow roads minister in January 2022.

Commenting on her appointment, Furniss said: "I am delighted to have been appointed Labour's new shadow pensions minister. I will be working in the shadow Department for Work and Pensions team alongside our shadow secretary of state, Liz Kendall MP."