Patrick McLoughlin

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The Lord McLoughlin

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Official portrait, 2017
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byOliver Letwin
Succeeded byDavid Lidington
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
LeaderTheresa May
Preceded byThe Lord Feldman of Elstree
Succeeded byBrandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
4 September 2012 – 14 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byJustine Greening
Succeeded byChris Grayling
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byNick Brown
Succeeded byAndrew Mitchell
Opposition Chief Whip of the House of Commons
In office
7 December 2005 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byDavid Maclean
Succeeded byNick Brown
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
23 July 1996 – 2 May 1997
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byLiam Fox
Succeeded byJon Owen Jones
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry
In office
27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byEdward Leigh
Succeeded byCharles Wardle
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment
In office
14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993
Prime MinisterJohn Major
Preceded byEric Forth
Succeeded byAnn Widdecombe
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport
In office
25 July 1989 – 14 April 1992
Prime MinisterMargaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded byPeter Bottomley
Succeeded byKenneth Carlisle
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
29 September 2020
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Derbyshire Dales
West Derbyshire (1986–2010)
In office
8 May 1986 – 6 November 2019
Preceded byMatthew Parris
Succeeded bySarah Dines
Personal details
Born
Patrick Allen McLoughlin

(1957-11-30) 30 November 1957 (age 64)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Lynne Newman (m. 1984)
Children2
Alma materSouth Staffordshire College
Signature

Patrick Allen McLoughlin, Baron McLoughlin, CH, Kt, PC (born 30 November 1957)[1] is an English politician and the current Chief Whip, which is the same job he had in opposition. He was first elected in 1986 in a by-election as the Member of Parliament for the West Derbyshire constituency in the United Kingdom, and since 2010 for its successor, the Derbyshire Dales constituency.

He is a member of the Conservative Party. On 14 July 2016, he became Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, under the new Prime Minister Theresa May. He resigned as Chairman on 8 January 2018 and was succeeded by Brandon Lewis.[2]

Early life and career[change | change source]

McLoughlin was born in Stafford on 30 November 1957, the son and grandson of coal miners. He was educated at the Cardinal Griffin Roman Catholic School in Cannock, Staffordshire, and Staffordshire College of Agriculture at Rodbaston College.[3] From 1974, he worked for five years as a farm worker and, after 1979, worked underground at the Littleton Colliery in Cannock. He was a member of the National Union of Mineworkers,[4] and became an industrial representative for the National Coal Board's Western Area Marketing Department.

He was knighted in the Resignation Honours of David Cameron in 2016. In Theresa May's Resignation Honours in September 2019, he was made a Companion of Honour.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mcloughlin, Rt Hon. Sir Patrick (Allen), (born 30 Nov. 1957), PC 2005; MP (C) Derbyshire Dales, since 2010 (West Derbyshire, May 1986–2010); Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, since 2016; Chairman, Conservative Party, since 2016". Who's Who. 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.26080.
  2. Coulter, Martin (8 January 2018). "Cabinet reshuffle latest: names emerge in PM's new top team as Tories tweet Chris Grayling is new chairman". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. Dalton, Catherine (6 September 2012). "Journey from miner to major ministerial role". Express & Star. No. 41, 641. p. 5. ISSN 0959-8588.
  4. Murphy, Joe (4 September 2012). "Airport expansion 'back on table' as McLoughlin takes over Greening as Transport Secretary". London Evening Standard. London. Retrieved 4 September 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]

Parliament of the United Kingdom (1801–present)
Preceded by
Matthew Parris
Member of Parliament
for West Derbyshire

19862010
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Derbyshire Dales

20102019
Succeeded by
Sarah Dines
Political offices
Preceded by
David Maclean
Shadow Chief Whip of the House of Commons
2005–2010
Succeeded by
Nick Brown
Preceded by
Nick Brown
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Andrew Mitchell
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
2010–2012
Preceded by
Justine Greening
Secretary of State for Transport
2012–2016
Succeeded by
Chris Grayling
Preceded by
Oliver Letwin
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
2016–2018
Succeeded by
David Lidington
Party political offices
Preceded by
David Maclean
Conservative Chief Whip of the House of Commons
2005–2012
Succeeded by
Andrew Mitchell
Preceded by
The Lord Feldman of Elstree
Chair of the Conservative Party
2016–2018
Succeeded by
Brandon Lewis
Order of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Sarfraz
Gentlemen
Baron McLoughlin
Followed by
The Lord Moylan