Patrick joined the SNP in 1997, aged 17. Originally from Inverness, he has made Glasgow his home since moving there as a student, with spells living and working in London and Malawi.
He has a strong personal and professional interest in international development issues, and has worked in a range of policy and campaigning positions in the charity and public sector.
He has held a number of SNP responsibilities and was National Secretary of the Party between 2012 and 2016. He was also the SNP Candidate for Glasgow North in the 2010 General Election.
Following the election in May, Patrick was appointed as SNP Westminster Spokesperson on International Development, part of the Foreign Affairs team led by Alex Salmond. He is also a member of the House of Commons Procedure Committee.