Patricia Gibson MP
Patricia was born and educated in Glasgow, gaining a MA (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 was returned again by her constituents in the 2017 and 2019 general elections, securing majorities of 3,633 and 8,521 respectively. She is the SNP's Consumer Affairs Spokesperson and sat on the Procedure Committee during the 2015-17 parliamentary session as well as the Backbench Business Committee during the 2017-19 parliamentary session.
She served as the SNP Spokesperson for Housing Communities and Local Government between 2021 and 2022 and is currently the SNP Spokesperson for Environment, Farming, Agriculture & Rural Affairs.
Patricia is a member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), including the APPGs on Poverty, Loneliness, Baby Loss, Freedom of Religious Beliefs, and HELMS.
Patricia lives in Kilbirnie.