Patrick McLoughlin

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Patrick McLoughlin

British Conservative Party politician add

Category: Politics

Born in 1957.

Countries: United Kingdom (69%), (13%), UK (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Secretary of State for Transport, Theresa May, England

Linked to: Secretary of State for Transport, Conservative Party, Labour Party, Department for Education and Skills

 

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Patrick McLoughlin was born in 1957 add something


1974

From 1974 he worked for five years as a farm worker and after 1979 worked underground at the Littleton Colliery in Cannock add something


1980

McLoughlin was elected as a councillor on the Cannock Chase District Council for seven years from 1980, and a councillor on Staffordshire County Council from 1981-87 add something


1982

In 1982, McLoughlin served as the Chairman of the National Young Conservatives add something


1983

McLoughlin unsuccessfully contested Wolverhampton South East at the 1983 General Election, losing to the sitting Labour MP Robert Edwards by 5,000 votes add something


1984

Although a member of the NUM he broke ranks during the 1984 miners strike and later came to national attention when he stood up at the Conservative Party Conference to announce that he was a working miner add something

 

McLoughlin has been married to Lynn Newman since 1984 add something


1986

He has been a Member of Parliament since 1986, initially for West Derbyshire and since 2010 for its successor, the Derbyshire Dales constituency add something

 

Matthew Parris, the sitting Conservative MP for West Derbyshire, resigned from the House of Commons in 1986 to pursue a media career and McLoughlin was chosen to fight the by-election add something


1989

McLoughlin was made a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1989, and served in the Department for Transport until 1992, when he was moved by Prime Minister John Major to serve in the same position at the Department of Employment add something


1995

He joined the government Whips' Office in 1995 as an assistant, becoming a Lord Commissioner in 1996 add something


1997

After the Conservative Party's defeat at the 1997 general election, he remained in the whips' office in opposition, becoming the Deputy Chief Whip in 1998 add something

 

After the Conservative Party's defeat at the 1997 general election, he remained in the whips' office in opposition, becoming the Deputy Chief Whip in 1998 add something

 

Eric Forth - In 1997, with senior Conservative MPs David Maclean and Patrick McLoughlin, he established the Parliamentary Resource Unit, a subscription briefing service available to any MP as a means of countering the briefings that government ministers receive from the Civil Service


2005

He was promoted to Chief Whip by David Cameron in 2005 add something

 

As Opposition Chief Whip, he was sworn of the Privy Council in June 2005 add something


2010

Following boundary changes, the West Derbyshire constituency seat was abolished at the 2010 general election, and McLoughlin was elected to the successor seat of Derbyshire Dales, achieving exactly the same number of votes add something

 

Brooks Newmark - From 2010-2012, Newmark served as a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury; however, he was supposedly fired from his position after the Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin lost patience with his tweets on Twitter


2012

In a government reshuffle in September 2012, McLoughlin was appointed Secretary of State for Transport add something

 

On 4 September 2012 he was appointed Secretary of State for Transport add something

 

Justine Greening - On 4 September 2012, she was replaced by Patrick McLoughlin at the Department of Transport and became Secretary of State for International Development

 

Justine Greening - On 4 September 2012, she was replaced by Patrick McLoughlin at the Department of Transport, and became Secretary of State for International Development


2013

Intelligent speed adaptation - As of 2013 adoption of the technology was being considered by the European Commission but was being strongly opposed by UK transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin


2014

From 2014-19, £38 billion of improvement works are planned, including Crossrail, the Thameslink Programme, electrification of the Great Western Main Line and the Northern Powerhouse scheme to boost transport links in the North of England add something

 

Mary Creagh - On 24 March 2014 she and Jamie Hanley opposed to the train fares price increases in New Pudsey which were proposed by Patrick McLoughlin


2016

After the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister following the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, McLoughlin was made Conservative Party Chairman by new Prime Minister Theresa May on 14 July 2016 add something

 

On 14 July 2016, he became Chairman of the Conservative Party and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, under the new administration of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May add something

 

In a 24 July 2016 interview on the "Andrew Marr Show", Patrick McLoughlin said "Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered before the next general election add something


2017

In 2017, construction will start on HS2, a high-speed link between major cities that will "triple the long-distance capacity to the North of England" as well as freeing up the West Coast Main Line for freight and commuter trains add something

 

Democratic Unionist Party - In October 2017, DUP held a similar reception at the Conservative Party conference, which was attended by leading Conservative figures including First Secretary of State Damian Green, Brexit Secretary David Davis, then-Chief Whip Gavin Williamson, and party chairman Patrick McLoughlin


2018

He resigned as Chairman on 8 January 2018 add something

 

McLoughlin stepped down as Chairman of the Conservative Party on 8 January 2018, saying that he had had "a very good run" and was replaced by Brandon Lewis add something

 

Brandon Lewis - In a January 2018 cabinet reshuffle, Lewis was promoted to Chairman of the Conservative Party succeeding long-time cabinet member Patrick McLoughlin