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Wolverhampton MP Pat McFadden appointed shadow minister

By Dayna Farrington | Wolverhampton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Wolverhampton MP Pat McFadden has been appointed a shadow Treasury minister by new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Wolverhampton South East MP Pat McFadden

Mr McFadden, who has been the MP for Wolverhampton South East since 2005, has been appointed into the role of Shadow Economic Secretary.

He will work with Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds, Shadow Chief Secretary Bridget Phillipson, and fellow Ministers Dan Carden and Wes Streeting.

Mr McFadden said: "The Labour Party has turned a very important page with the election of Keir Starmer.

"Obviously we had a terrible election result but this is a new beginning.

"The country is going through a very difficult crisis at the moment and it needs a constructive and responsible opposition.

"For everyone who wants to see a mainstream Labour Party with a broad electoral appeal this is a shoulders to the wheel moment.

"That's why I was happy to return to the frontbench at this time."

Mr McFadden was briefly Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and from October 2014 to January 2016 was Shadow Minister for Europe under both previous party leaders Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.

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Mr Starmer, who became the new Labour Party leader last Saturday, has spent the last few days announcing his new frontbench team.

On appointing his team, Mr Starmer said: "This is a new team that will take the Labour Party forward in a new era.

"Under my leadership, the Labour Party will be utterly focused on working in the national interest, rebuilding people’s trust in our party and winning the next election.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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