Joe FitzPatrick MSP

Joe FitzPatrick MSP


Joe FitzPatrick was appointed as Minister for Local Government Empowerment and Planning in March 2023.

Born in Dundee in 1967, Joe FitzPatrick was educated at Whitfield High School.

He studied forestry at Inverness College and worked for the Forestry Commission before gaining a first class honours degree in science from Abertay University.

A former assistant to Shona Robison MSP and Stewart Hosie MP and, from 1999, a Dundee City Councillor, Mr FitzPatrick was elected in May 2007 to the Scottish Parliament, where he represents the Dundee West (now Dundee City West) constituency

Mr FitzPatrick previously served in the Scottish Government, from 2012 to December 2020, firstly as Minister for Parliamentary Business and then Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing.

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