Patrick has been a member of the Scottish National Party since 1997. Originally from Inverness, he has made Glasgow his home since moving here as a student, with spells living and working in London and Malawi.
He has a strong personal and professional interest in international development issues, and has worked in a range of policy and campaigning positions in the charity and public sector.
He has held a number of SNP responsibilities and was National Secretary of the Party between 2012 and 2016. He was first elected as MP for Glasgow North in the 2015 General Election and was re-elected in June 2017 and December 2019. He was also the SNP Candidate for Glasgow North in the 2010 General Election. Patrick served as SNP International Development Spokesperson between 2015 and 2017, and as Chief Whip of the SNP Westminster Group between 2017 and 2021.
After being re-elected in 2019, Patrick said:
“Our community needs a strong voice in Westminster. I am grateful to have been re-elected as your local MP so I can continue to stand up for Glasgow North and make sure we’re heard loud and clear.
“As I’ve done before, I want to promise the constituents of Glasgow North that I will work as if we live in the early days of a better nation – because we do.”