Patrick is from Dunbartonshire and has served as the Green MSP for Glasgow since 2003. He has been Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008.
Patrick’s political career includes involvement in the Campaign to Repeal Section 28 in 1999-2000; various roles at regional and national level in the Scottish Green Party; and the Scottish Coalition for Justice Not War 2001-2003.
Before his election to Parliament, Patrick was employed with the Gay Men’s Project at the sexual health agency PHACE Scotland (now known as THT Scotland). He was involved in research, groupwork, one-to-one support work, resource development, fundraising, equality policy work and training in assertiveness, sexual health, equality and discrimination issues.
Patrick is a member of the parliament’s economy, energy and tourism committee.