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Sophie Patrick

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Name: Sophie Patrick
Avatar: Cara Hunter (SDLP MLA)
Age: 27 (21/8/1980)
Sex: Female
Ethnicity: White
Marital Status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight


Party: Labour
Political Outlook: Democratic Socialist
Constituency: Sedgefield
Year Elected: 2007


Education: Nursing via Open University
Career: Shop Worker [1996-1998]

Auxiliary Nurse (NHS) [1998-2003]

Staff Nurse (NHS) [2003-2007]

Union Rep for UNISON [2001-2007]
Political Career: Policy Advisor for Health and Social Issues with Labour Party [2004-2007]

Member of Parliament for Sedgefield [2007-Present]


Biography: Sophie Patrick was born in 1980 to parents George (b. 1960) and Lillian (b. 1961). The family lived in Durham, with Sophie having two younger siblings. The Patricks lived in poverty, with George working whatever jobs he could find, and Lillian raising the kids. Eventually George left the family on their own in 1988, meaning Lilian had to pick up the pieces of raising and providing financially for the family as a single parent. When she turned 16, Sophie went out to work to help the family financially, whilst studying hard and performing well in school, leaving with top grades. Always wanting to work in health care, she got a job as an auxiliary nurse after she left school, knowing university wasn't an option due to her family situation. Eventually a few years later she went through the course at the Open University to become a fully qualified nurse, which allowed he the flexibility to help her family and study to work her way towards her dream job.

Her first moves in politics were getting involved with the union in her work, UNISON, and fighting for workers in public services. From here she held important roles at local and regional level, eventually being brough in by the Labour Party to help form policy in 2004. Establishing herself as a strong trade unionist and policy maker, the Labour Party offered her the opportunity to run in the local seat of Sedgefield, to replace the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who had resigned his position and seat. Sophie accepted and was successfully selected by the local PLP. With a 44.8% vote share and a majority of 6,956, Sophie was successfully elected to Parliament, entering as the Baby of the House, however she was not to be underestimated - with plenty of experience from her previous work already, and ambition for the future of the UK in her mind. 

[I'll write up a better bio soon, I'm too unwell to do a full Wikipedia article atm]

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Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

Shadow Home Secretary


Former Roles:

Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare (December 2007-January 2008)




Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Welfare: Dianne Abbot MP

Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Infrastructure, and the Environment: Barry Gardiner MP

Minister for Northern Ireland: David Anderson MP

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