Borough MP Jim McMahon  has been named as Minister for State for the department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Mr McMahon was re-elected after retaining his seat in Parliament in the Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton constituency following the General Election result  last week.

Before Labour's landslide win, he held the same Minister of State position in Sir Kier Starmer's shadow cabinet. 

Mr McMahon said: "I am honoured to be asked to serve as Minister of State by the Prime Minister.

"I'm looking forward to working with colleagues in local government, our elected mayors, and others to deliver our ambitious plans for devolution and growth which is felt by every community in every region.

Jim McMahon was also awarded OBE in 2015 for services to the community in OldhamJim McMahon was also awarded OBE in 2015 for services to the community in Oldham (Image: PA)

"I am deeply grateful to constituents who voted Labour and Co-operative last week, returning a Labour government after 14 years in opposition and giving Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton a seat at the table.

"Our borough knows more than most the urgent need to tackle head on the issues which hold our country and our communities back, and that we do it in partnership and co-operation.

"That work starts now."

Mr McMahon was first elected in the 2015 by-election following the death of the previous MP, Michael Meacher. 

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and communities is responsible for housing, communities, and local government in England and the levelling up policy. 

Established in 2006, the department's secretary of state has been named as Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne, the Deputy Prime Minster.

Mr McMahon was born in Miles Platting.

Born to William McMahon, a lorry driver, and Alicia O'Rourke, Mr McMahon most recently secured Chadderton's place in the title of the Oldham West constituency. 

In reaction to his re-election, Mr McMahon said: "After 14 years now of frankly managed decline, it’s our chance to rebuild from the foundations up and I was determined to make sure with a Labour government in Westminster in Parliament, that Oldham had a seat around the table, and that’s what we’ve done today."