It looks like we’ve got our first confirmed shadow cabinet appointments. Ed Miliband has stunned the Westminster village by naming Alan Johnson as shadow chancellor, with Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper, the two most economically literate figures, missing out. Instead, Balls becomes shadow home secretary and Cooper, who topped the shadow cabinet poll, is rewarded with the post of shadow foreign secretary.
Elsewhere, Miliband sensibly uses two of a possible five discretionary appointments to bring back Peter Hain (who was three votes short of election) as shadow Welsh secretary and Shaun Woodward back as shadow Northern Ireland secretary.
Miliband’s campaign manager, Sadiq Khan, becomes shadow justice secretary and his other key allies, John Denham and Hilary Benn, become shadow business secretary and shadow leader of the Commons respectively.
Andy Burnham, who impressed many in the party with his leadership campaign, is rewarded with the education portfolio and the post of general election co-ordinator.
UPDATE: Here’s the new shadow cabinet in full.
Leader: Ed Miliband
Deputy Leader and International Development Secretary: Harriet Harman
Shadow Chancellor: Alan Johnson
Shadow Foreign Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities: Yvette Cooper
Shadow Home Secretary: Ed Balls
Chief Whip: Rosie Winterton
Shadow Education Secretary and Election co-ordinator: Andy Burnham
Shadow Justice Secretary: Sadiq Khan
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary: Douglas Alexander
Shadow Business Secretary: John Denham
Shadow Health Secretary: John Healey
Shadow Communities Secretary: Caroline Flint
Shadow Defence Secretary: Jim Murphy
Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary: Meg Hillier
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons: Hilary Benn
Shadow Transport Secretary: Maria Eagle
Shadow Environment Secretary: Mary Creagh
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury: Angela Eagle
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary: Shaun Woodward
Shadow Scottish Secretary: Ann McKechin
Shadow Welsh Secretary: Peter Hain
Shadow Culture Secretary: Ivan Lewis
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords: Baroness Jan Royall
Shadow Minister for the Olympics: Tessa Jowell
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office: Liam Byrne
Lord Chief Whip: Lord Steve Bassam
Shadow Attorney-General: Baroness Scotland
Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party: Tony Lloyd
Shadow Minister of State – Cabinet Office: Jon Trickett