Pat McFadden


Pat McFadden was re-elected MP for Wolverhampton South East on May 7th 2015 with 17374 votes, taking 43.2% of the vote.

McFadden studied politics at Edinburgh University and was chair of Scottish Labour Students in 1986 – 87 before becoming a researcher in 1988 for Donald Dewar, then Labour’s Scottish Affairs spokesman. In 1993 he left this role to become a speechwriter and policy adviser to the Labour leader John Smith. Prior to becoming an MP he worked in several roles for Tony Blair, both in opposition and government, and was the Prime Minister’s Political Secretary from 2002.

McFadden was elected at the 2005 general election, after Dennis Turner retired. In the 2006 reshuffle he was appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Social Exclusion at the Cabinet Office. In the 2007 reshuffle he was promoted to Minister of State in the then newly created Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with responsibility for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs. In October 2008, when Lord Mandelson replaced John Hutton as Business Secretary, McFadden took on duties as his Deputy in order to represent the Department in the House of Commons as Mandelson is a peer and can only address the Lords and therefore needs a counterpart in the Commons. McFadden was contemporaneously appointed to the Privy Council. In October 2014 he assumed the office of Shadow Minister for Europe.

Constituency: Wolverhampton South East

Constituency Address: Crescent House, Broad street, Bilston, WV14 OBZ

Constituency Tel: 01902405762

Date of Birth: 26.03.1965


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: House of Commons, Westminister, London,, SW1A OAA

Westminster Tel: 02072194036


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