Patrick joined the SNP in 1997, aged 17. Originally from Inverness, he has made Glasgow his home since moving there 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 is now the SNP Westminster Group Spokesperson on International Development.
He has held a number of SNP responsibilities, and has been National Secretary of the Party since 2012. He was elected MP for Glasgow North in the 2015 General Election.