The Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP

Pat McFadden MP
Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills


Deputises for Secretary of State on departmental business, particular focus on Industrial Activism – New Industry, New Jobs, including the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).


Pat McFadden became Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills following the creation of the Department on 5 June 2009.

He was previously appointed Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs at the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform on 29 June 2007.

Prior to that, he was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the Cabinet Office as Minister for Social Exclusion from May 2006.

In 2005 Pat McFadden was elected MP for Wolverhampton South East.

Prior to becoming an MP, Pat McFadden worked in a variety of posts for Tony Blair including Policy Adviser both in opposition and in 10 Downing Street, and was the Prime Minister’s Political Secretary.

Pat McFadden was born in 1965 and grew up in Glasgow, the youngest of seven children. He went to Holy Cross Primary school and later to Holyrood Secondary School. After leaving school he studied politics at Edinburgh University.