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Patricia Glass
Member of Parliament
for North West Durham
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Hilary Armstrong
Majority 7,612 (17.4%)
Personal details
Born (1957-02-14) 14 February 1957 (age 58)
Esh Winning, County Durham, England
Political party Labour
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]
Website Official website

Patricia Glass (born 14 February 1957) is an English Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Durham since 2010. She was born in Esh Winning, County Durham.


Before becoming an MP, Glass worked in various positions with local education authorities, and became a Government Education Adviser specialising in Special Needs Education, and Assistant Director of Education in Sunderland and Greenwich.[2]

She was elected as a councillor on Lanchester Parish Council in 2007. Subsequently she was selected as the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for North West Durham, with the retirement of Hilary Armstrong, and was elected at the 2010 general election. Glass's particular interest is education and she has sat on the Education Select Committee [3]

In 2014, Glass accused rival politicians in Parliament of "orchestrated barracking" of women with regional accents, saying "I get the impression they think women who are northerners should not be there."[4]


  1. ^ Signatory of letter to Pope Francis by MPs to allow ordination of married men, catholicherald.co.uk; accessed 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Pat Glass". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Profile, parliament.uk; accessed 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ Morse, Felicity (17 February 2014). "Tories 'deliberately mock women MPs for their northern accents' says Pat Glass". The Independent. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hilary Armstrong
Member of Parliament for North West Durham

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:58:36 -0700

Commenting on the new shadow childcare appointment, Neil Leitch, chief executive of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, said, 'We warmly welcome Pat Glass to her new post, and look forward to work with her closely going forward, and helping to ensure ...
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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 21:11:21 -0700

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:06:19 -0700

A North East MP is helping Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham draw up proposals to improve apprenticeships for young people and support the region's exporting businesses. Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, said she was backing Mr ...


Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:48:13 -0700

Citizens Advice Bureau staff welcomed MP Pat Glass to help them officially throw open the doors of their new permanent home. Two years after Consett saw its CAB shut down amid concerns over its management, the service on Friday celebrated its ...


Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:31:34 -0700

Pat Glass, Labour's Shadow Education Minister, said the money will likely be pumped into the Conservatives' free schools drive. She said: “The previous Labour Government piloted this scheme across the country and, in County Durham, where the pilot ...


Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:00:08 -0700

Pat Glass, North West Durham MP, talked down rumours of an early coup, following Blairites such as Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and Liz Kendall who have done the same. Ms Glass said: “The Labour Party is a democratic party and whoever ...


Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:30:13 -0700

North West Durham MP Pat Glass, who is vice-chair of the parliamentary Labour party's pro-EU group, also voiced concern about the LfB. She said: “The Labour Party is a broad church that includes many views, including a small number of Labour MPs who ...

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:14:34 -0700

Pat Glass, shadow children's minister. Pat Glass - shadow children's minister. Pat Glass. The MP for North West Durham since 2010, Glass has a long history in education at a local authority level. The former education select committee member worked in ...

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