Brian Fitzpatrick (Scottish politician)

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Brian Fitzpatrick
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
In office
7 June 2001 – 31 March 2003
Preceded by Sam Galbraith
Succeeded by Jean Turner
Personal details
Born 1961 (age 56–57)
Political party Scottish Labour Party

Brian Fitzpatrick (born 1961) is a lawyer and politician who was Labour Party MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden between 2001 and 2003.

In 1999, First Minister Donald Dewar appointed him as Head of Policy in the First Minister's Policy Unit, he resigned from this post following Dewar's death in 2000. Fitzpatrick was elected to the Scottish Parliament on 7 June 2001 in the Strathkelvin and Bearsden by-election following the resignation of Sam Galbraith for health reasons.[1] He stood in the same seat in the 2003, but finished second, 438 votes (1.2%) behind independent hospital campaigner Dr Jean Turner.

Early life[edit]

He attended St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic school in Glasgow before studying law at Glasgow University. Between 1985 and 1992, he worked as a solicitor.

Post-political career[edit]

Following his time in the Scottish Parliament he works as an advocate[2] and personal injury lawyer.


Scottish Parliament
Preceded by
Sam Galbraith
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Succeeded by
Jean Turner