Gordon has as been appointed as the new Shadow Minister for Further Education and Skills under Jeremy Corbyn's new Labour leadership.
The role will fall under both the Shadow Business and Education teams, with working alongside both Angela Eagle MP and Lucy Powell MP in also their new positions as Shadow Secretary of States.
Commenting on his new role, Gordon said: "I am very pleased to be returning to cover skills issues as a Shadow Minister at a critical time for Further Education.
"I am looking forward to having in-depth conversations across the sector about people’s concerns on how government ministers are handling the funding crisis and about the continuing lack of comprehensive joined up thinking across DfE and BIS.
"Instead of an obsession with micromanagement of process FE and Skills needs to see focus on progression and a strategy to inspire and energise both teenage and older learners and those in training right across the sector."
Gordon was previously Shadow Minister for Skills from 2010 to 2013 before then moving onto Labour's Transport team. Priotr to becoming a MP, Gordon edited the History Today magazine for 12 years and was also an Open University tutor.