We welcome the new minister for road safety, Jim Fitzpatrick
Born in 1952 in Glasgow, Jim moved to London in 1974 and joined the London Fire Brigade, leaving in 1997.
He was Elected Labour MP for Poplar and Canning Town in 1997.
Jim is married to Dr Sheila Fitzpatrick and has one son and one daughter from a previous marriage.
Jim is a devoted football fan and supports West Ham United, he also enjoys cricket, rugby and sports generally. In addition to this he supports a number of charities.