Jim Fitzpatrick

Born Apr 4, 1952

James Fitzpatrick is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Poplar and Limehouse since the 2010 General Election. From 1997 to the 2010 election he was the member for Poplar and Canning Town. He was Minister of State for Farming and the Environment at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during the Brown Ministry.… Read More

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1952 Birth Born on April 4, 1952.


1970 18 Years Old Fitzpatrick was born in Glasgow, Scotland and was educated locally at the Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Crosshill. From 1970, he was a trainee with Tytrak in Glasgow, before moving to London in 1973 to become a driver with Mintex.


1974 22 Years Old In 1974, he joined the London Fire Brigade as a firefighter, later being decorated with the Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1994.


1989 37 Years Old Fitzpatrick was elected as the chairman of the Barking Constituency Labour Party for a year in 1989, and was chairman of the Greater London Labour Party for nine years from 1991. … Read More


He left the fire service when he was elected to the House of Commons in 1997.
1999 47 Years Old Fitzpatrick was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Alan Milburn in 1999, until Milburn became the Secretary of State for Health later in the same year.
2001 49 Years Old After the 2001 General Election, Fitzpatrick was appointed to government by Tony Blair as an Assistant Government Whip, becoming a Lord Commissioner to the Treasury (Government Whip) in 2002.


2003 51 Years Old He was again promoted within the Whips Office in 2003 when he became the Vice-Chamberlain of HM's Household.
2005 53 Years Old Fitzpatrick was re-elected in the 2005 General Election, and was then appointed a junior minister in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, then John Prescott, with the role of Minister for London, a role he took with him on his subsequent move to the Department of Trade and Industry in May 2006.
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, he argued against a CWU strike saying it would harm their cause.
2008 56 Years Old In 2008, during the Christmas period, Fitzpatrick and his wife visited Bangladesh, touring the development projects supported by the Canary Wharf Group. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Fitzpatrick was promoted to Minister of Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the June 2009 reshuffle.
2010 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Following boundary changes, Fitzpatrick contested the newly created Poplar and Limehouse constituency in 2010, and was returned with a 4.7% swing to Labour, contrary to the national swing against the party. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old In 2011, Fitzpatrick was honoured to receive the Freedom of the City of London and subsequently was admitted as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.


2012 60 Years Old He was campaign manager for former Labour MP Oona King (Baroness King of Bow) in her failed attempt to be endorsed as the Labour candidate in the 2012 London Mayoral Election.
2013 61 Years Old Fitzpatrick served as Minister of State for Farming and the Environment at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs during the Brown Ministry. In August 2013, he resigned from his front bench role as Shadow Transport Spokesman in order to vote against both Labour and Government motions on the use of chemical weapons in Syria claiming he was "opposed to military intervention in Syria, full stop".
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