Chairman of the GLC Covent Garden Committee. Also Chairman of the GLC Viewing Subcommittee, which recommended films for censorship.
The Guardian of 7 July 1984 reported that "Dr Mark Patterson, the leading consultant convicted of conspiracy to steal blood from the National Heart Hospital in London, was gaoled for three years at the Old Baily yesterday." "Patterson had masterminded the racket in which blood supplied to the hospital by the Blood Transfusion Service and mainly the army, was stolen and valuable plasma extracted from it." His career and those of two other men convicted with him "now lay in ruins".
Patterson was described as aged 50, a consultant haematologist at the hospital, with a lucrative private practice, living at Cochrane Street, St John's Wood. He was a former Tory parliamentary candidate and ex-GLC councillor.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk