Patrick Condren is the Labor Candidate for Brisbane Lord Mayor.
Patrick Condren is keen to hit the ground running to deliver change at City Hall and is ready for what is going to be a tough fight.
Patrick is a Walkley award-winning broadcaster and journalist with more than 30 years experience in Australia and internationally.
For 17 years from 2002 he was the state political editor for 7News Brisbane and was a regular contributor to 7’s Sunrise program. He also read the news for 8 years during this time.
In 2014/15 he hosted the current affairs Mornings program on Fairfax radio 4BC.
Between 1997 and 2002, Patrick lived and worked in the United Kingdom. During his time there he worked for various BBC programs including the prestigious ‘Today’ Radio 4, morning current affair show.
In the second half of his overseas stint Patrick was an on-air reporter for ITN in the northeast of England. During his six years overseas he also filed stories for Australian media outlets including The Australian newspaper and the ABC.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in media training and crisis management.
He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Margaret, and their two children.
Make no mistake, this is a David and Goliath battle. It’s a handful of councillors on a shoestring budget taking on a ruthless LNP machine that will spend millions of dollars of ratepayer money on self promotion in a bid to hold on to the purse strings at City Hall.
It will be tough, but together we can win this