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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]

She was appointed as Shadow Education Minister, with responsibility for childcare by Jeremy Corbyn in 2015. [5]


  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. 
  5. ^ Gaunt, Catherine (18 September 2015). "Pat Glass takes on shadow childcare role". Nursery World. Retrieved 21 November 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, 20 Nov 2015 22:30:50 -0800

The Labour Party denies any move is afoot to deselect Pat Glass, the constituency's MP who has been promoted to education minister, but acknowledges it was a “very lively” meeting. Bob Glass, husband to the MP, was expected to be voted in again as ...

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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:23:05 -0800

Pat Glass MP offically opens The Delta Independent School at Consett YMCA with Billy Robson. Picture: TOM BANKS (47739309). Vice Principles of The Delta Independent School at Consett YMCA, Neil Curran and Helen Daglish. Picture: TOM BANKS ...

Nursery World (subscription)

Nursery World (subscription)
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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Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:18:45 -0800

Photo provided by JOHNNY GORDON --- Scholars Banquet --- LSU President F. King Alexander, center, congratulates the university's top 10 students, the Chancellor's Alumni Scholars, at the LSU Alumni Association Scholars Banquet Nov. 12 at the Lod ...


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 ...

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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 03:35:46 -0800

12 with Pat Glass: patglass48@gmail.com. Family University: A Night for Connections, sponsored by Weston Youth Services and Weston Public Schools at Weston High School, for sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade students and parents. Schedule: 6 to ...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:26:15 -0800

... Dan Lowe 230—635, Kerry Boughton 632, Dunaven Hommel 246—624, Jesse Witte 237—619, Ryan Simon 617, Clayton Tingle 232—617, Pat Glass 616, Branden Hines 233—615, Mike Webster 613, Bubba Couillard 253—612, Jeff Schussler 246—606, ...

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 12:26:15 -0800

Registration should be made with Pat Glass: patglass48@gmail.com. All those attending the class should bring clippers/pruners. Another option for your creation is to bring along a three-foot branch of euonymous, a wild rose branch with hips ...

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