Jim Fitzpatrick - MP for Poplar and Limehouse



Jim Fitzpatrick was born and raised in Glasgow where he attended Holyrood R.C. Secondary School.

Jim’s first job was with a local firm as a trainee before moving to London in 1973. In 1974 he became a firefighter with the London Fire Brigade and after 20 years service he was awarded the Fire Brigade Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

On 1st May 1997 Jim was elected Member of Parliament for Poplar and Canning Town. During government he was Minister of State for Farming and the Environment, Under- Secretary of State of Transport, Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry, Under Secretary of State at the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Government Whip and Minister for London. Following boundary changes Poplar and Canning Town was renamed Poplar and Limehouse for the 2010 election.

He is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Headache Disorders, Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh, All-Party Group on Animal Welfare, All-Party Group on Housing and All-Party Group on Air Ambulances.

As part of his constituency duties, representing Poplar and Limehouse, Jim has a keen interest in regeneration, poverty, women’s rights, the emergency services and sport. He’s President of Millwall Rugby Club, Poplar and Blackwall Rowing Club, Poplar Bowls and a keen supporter of local charities such as Tower Hamlets Foodbank and Neighbours in Poplar.

Jim is married to Sheila and lives in the constituency close to the East India Dock. In his spare time he enjoys supporting West Ham United, playing 5 a side football and cycling.

If you would like to know more about Jim’s voting record and stance on key issues you can visit the theyworkforyou website or if you’re a constituent you can email directly jim.fitzpatrick.mp@parliament.uk.


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