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Sir Patrick McLoughlin

MP
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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Oliver Letwin
Succeeded by David Lidington
Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
14 July 2016 – 8 January 2018
Leader Theresa May
Preceded by The Lord Feldman of Elstree
Succeeded by Brandon Lewis
Secretary of State for Transport
In office
4 September 2012 – 14 July 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded by Justine Greening
Succeeded by Chris Grayling
Chief Whip of the House of Commons
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Nick Brown
Succeeded by Andrew Mitchell
Opposition Chief Whip of the House of Commons
In office
7 December 2005 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by David Maclean
Succeeded by Nick Brown
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury
In office
23 July 1996 – 2 May 1997
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Liam Fox
Succeeded by Jon Owen Jones
Assistant Government Whip
In office
7 July 1995 – 23 July 1996
Prime Minister John Major
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Industry
In office
27 May 1993 – 20 July 1994
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Edward Leigh
Succeeded by Charles Wardle
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment
In office
14 April 1992 – 27 May 1993
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Eric Forth
Succeeded by Ann Widdecombe
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport
In office
25 July 1989 – 14 April 1992
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Preceded by Peter Bottomley
Succeeded by Kenneth Carlisle
Member of Parliament
for Derbyshire Dales
West Derbyshire (1986–2010)
Assumed office
8 May 1986
Preceded by Matthew Parris
Majority 14,327 (28.9%)
Personal details
Born
Patrick Allen McLoughlin

30 November 1957 (1957-11-30) (age 61)
Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Lynne Newman (m. 1984)
Children 2
Alma mater South Staffordshire College

Sir Patrick Allen McLoughlin (born 30 November 1957) is a British politician. A member of the Conservative Party, he first became the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Derbyshire following the 1986 by-election. The constituency became the Derbyshire Dales for the 2010 general election; McLoughlin has remained the seat's MP.

As a former miner, he is one of the few Conservative MPs to have been a manual worker before being elected to Parliament. On 4 September 2012, he was appointed Secretary of State for Transport. 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. He resigned as Chairman on 8 January 2018 and was succeeded by Brandon Lewis.

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