The Right Honourable
Pat McFadden
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
20 October 2014 – 5 January 2016
Leader Edward Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Gareth Thomas
Succeeded by Pat Glass
Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
In office
20 May 2010 – 7 October 2010
Leader Harriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded by Kenneth Clarke
Succeeded by John Denham
Minister of State for Business
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Gareth Thomas
Succeeded by Mark Prisk
Minister of State for Employment Relations
In office
28 June 2007 – 5 June 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jim Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Anthony Young
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South East
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by Dennis Turner
Majority 8,514 (23.4%)
Personal details
Born (1965-03-26) 26 March 1965 (age 59)
Website Official website

Patrick Bosco McFadden (born 26 March 1965 in Paisley) has been the member of parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South East since 2005. He was briefly Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and from October 2014 to January 2016 was Shadow spokesman on Europe under Edward Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.

Parliamentary career

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. McFadden was contemporaneously appointed to the Privy Council.

Following Labour's defeat in the 2010 election and the resignation of Gordon Brown, McFadden was named in interim leader Harriet Harman's shadow cabinet as Shadow Business Secretary. After Edward Miliband's election as Labour leader in September 2010, McFadden announced his decision to stand in Labour's shadow cabinet election but was not elected. However, when he reshuffled his Shadow Cabinet in 2014, Miliband appointed him as shadow minister for Europe. He retained his post when Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader but was sacked in January 2016.