Pat McFadden

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East


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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Pat McFadden’s voting in Parliament

Pat McFadden is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Pat McFadden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Pat McFadden’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Pat McFadden’s full vote analysis page for more.

Pat McFadden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Energy (oil and gas) profits levy 22 Nov 2022

    I am grateful for the opportunity to wind up on behalf of the Opposition. I welcome the new Minister to her place and wish her well. I also thank all right hon. and hon. Members who have contributed to the debate. We have heard many passionate speeches, appeals for different sectors—from cockles to hospitality, and from the gaming sector to many of the industrial sectors that make Britain...
  • Energy (oil and gas) profits levy 22 Nov 2022

    I will tell the hon. Member one thing about taxation: the burden is much higher under this Government than it was under the Government in which I served as a Minister. That mini-Budget was a mistake for which the country and the public will be paying for a long time. In every one of the constituencies of Government Members, the two-year and five-year rates on mortgage renewals are still...
  • Treasury: Affordability of Housing: First-time Buyers 15 Nov 2022

    The consequences of September’s disastrous mini-Budget continue to be felt, as we will see in the autumn statement on Thursday—the third Budget statement in two months from the fourth Chancellor since the summer, presided over by the fifth Prime Minister in six years. Whatever they represent, it is certainly not stability. Mortgage rates are still well above what they were before the...

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Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Pat McFadden campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Defence
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Regional Planning and Development: Advertising
  • Fraud
  • Business: Coronavirus
  • Sickle Cell Diseases

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 29 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury) (10 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (23 Mar 2020 to 22 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (20 Oct 2014 to 5 Jan 2016)
  • Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 24 Nov 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (9 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs) (2 Jul 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee (1 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

8. Miscellaneous
From 24 January 2020, member of Wolverhampton Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 04 February 2020)

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