Patrick Condren is the Labor Candidate for Brisbane Lord Mayor.
Pat Condren is an award winning journalist who spent his entire career fighting to keep politicians honest.
Having seen the best and worst of politics throughout his career, Pat couldn’t sit on the sideline and let the shameless LNP Council continue to rip off ratepayers with their wasteful spending and rorts.
With more than 30 years’ experience as a broadcaster and journalist, Pat’s talents as a communicator saw him win a Walkley award, one of the highest honours in journalism.
For 17 years from 2002 Pat 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, Pat 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 Pat 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.
Pat lives in Brisbane with his wife, Margaret, and their two children.
Pat put his hand up to fight for the people of Brisbane. He wants to deliver change at City Hall to elect a Council that starts putting the needs of the people first.