MP Dan Jarvis has landed a new role in the Labour Party shadow cabinet.
Dan Jarvis, who represents Barnsley Central, has been appointed by Labour Party leader Ed Miliband to be the new Shadow Youth Justice and Victims Minister.
He was previously the Shadow Culture Minister.
He said: “I’m delighted to be joining Labour’s Shadow Justice team.
“Youth justice and supporting victims of crime are areas where I believe I can make a real difference. I know, from talking to Barnsley residents, that these issues are of great importance to them.
“My time in the army has shown me that young people can turn their lives around, even after making bad decisions. The youth justice system needs to ensure that, while punishment is appropriate and meaningful, it does not rule out the potential for change.
“I am also looking forward to working on Labour’s proposed victims’ law, which will ensure victims know what to expect from the criminal justice system – clear rights, written in plain English, offering protection for innocent victims of crime.”