North Ayrshire & Arran
Patricia was born and educated in Glasgow, gaining a BA (Hons) in English and Politics from the University of Glasgow.
She taught English for over 20 years in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire and for five years served as SNP Education Spokesperson on Glasgow City Council, representing Glasgow Pollok Ward as a councillor for five years from 2007 to 2012.
Patricia first contested North Ayrshire & Arran in 2010, helping to make it the SNP’s fourth most winnable seat in 2015, albeit with a still huge majority to overcome, which she did, with a 23.3% swing, securing a 13,573 majority over the Labour incumbent.
Patricia lives in her constituency, in Kilbirnie.