Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

Biography

Patrick McLoughlin was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 14 July 2016. He was elected the Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales in 2010.

Education

Patrick studied at Staffordshire College of Agriculture.

Political career

Before becoming an MP in 1986, Patrick sat on Staffordshire County Council from 1981 to 1987 and Cannock Chase District Council between 1980 and 1987.

He has held a number of positions in government, including Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry and Government Whip. In opposition, he served as Chief Whip from 2005 to 2010. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2005.

Patrick served as Chief Whip in the coalition government from May 2010 until September 2012. He served as Secretary of State for Transport from September 2012 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

He worked for 5 years in agriculture, before becoming a coal miner at Littleton Colliery in Cannock.

Personal life

Patrick is married with 2 children.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is the Conservative Party Chair, administers the estates and rents of the Duchy of Lancaster, and attends Cabinet.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2012 to 2016
  2. Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury)

    • 2010 to 2012

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  1. New measures to help Britain lead the way in developing driverless technology

    • News story
  2. Millions of drivers benefit as Transport Secretary opens £61 million A1 upgrade

    • Press release
  3. HS2: South Yorkshire update

    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Firms get ready to bid for HS2 opportunities

    • News story
  5. Transport Secretary announces proposed site for Operation Stack lorry area

    • News story
  6. First of new generation of high-tech trains takes maiden voyage on Great Western Railway

    • News story
  7. Stephen Glaister reappointed as chair of the ORR

    • News story
  8. Investment in infrastructure is now even more important

    • Speech
  9. Rail franchising 26 May 2016

    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Rip-off pedicabs to be driven off the road under new proposals

    • News story