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Pat Glass
Pat Glass.jpg
Shadow Minister for Europe
Assumed office
5 January 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Pat McFadden
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 59)
Esh Winning, England
Political party Labour
Religion Roman Catholicism
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.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Esh Winning, County Durham.

Early career[edit]

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.[1]

Political career[edit]

Glass 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 at the 2010 general election.

House of Commons[edit]

Glass was elected to the House of Commons at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for North West Durham. Her particular interest is education and she has sat on the Education Select Committee [2]

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."[3]

In September 2015, Glass was appointed as Shadow Education Minister, with responsibility for childcare by the new Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.[4] On 5 January 2016, she was named the Shadow Europe Minister after Corbyn had conducted the first reshuffle of his shadow cabinet.[5]


  1. ^ "Pat Glass". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile, parliament.uk; accessed 12 May 2015.
  3. ^ Morse, Felicity (17 February 2014). "Tories 'deliberately mock women MPs for their northern accents' says Pat Glass". The Independent. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Gaunt, Catherine (18 September 2015). "Pat Glass takes on shadow childcare role". Nursery World. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jeremy Corbyn keeps Hilary Benn as shadow foreign secretary in reshuffle". BBC News. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

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

Political offices
Preceded by
Pat McFadden
Shadow Minister for Europe

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:30:46 -0700

The campaign to keep Britain in Europe came to the North East. Pat Glass, Shadow Europe Minister, Chi Onwurah, Shadow Business and Culture Minister, and former leader of Newcastle City Council John Shipley, met students and supporters to talk about ...

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The Border Mail
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:11:15 -0700

“Anything to educate society about the dairy industry and what dairy farming is about is good,” said Pat Glass, who runs a 550-head dairy at Gundowring with his wife Kerrie, and will host Laurence Hake and Declan Campion. Peter Evans (Rabobank), Kerrie ...

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The Border Mail
Sun, 01 May 2016 00:41:15 -0700

"It gets the feed growing,” said Gundowring dairy farmer Pat Glass, who recorded 52mm across the weekend. "I think it was a bit patchy. We've got a daughter and son-in-law on a dairy farm up in the Tallangatta Valley and they had only 17mm. "They only ...

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Huffington Post UK
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 01:27:20 -0700

With 100 days to go before the British people vote on our future relationship with Europe, Labour's position is clear: we're fighting to keep Britain in a Europe that is good for jobs, growth, investment, security, our influence in the world as well as ...

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 ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:13:33 -0700

'Labour, unlike the Tories, is united in our campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. But we haven't just agreed some motions at annual conference and rested on our laurels,' writes Pat Glass MP, Shadow minister for Europe. Photograph: Alamy.

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:06:22 -0700

Labour leader's heart's not really in the stay campaign, insiders suggest, even if his head is. But same goes for most voters. Jeremy Corbyn with shadow Europe minister Pat Glass and former home secretary Alan Johnson after stating Labour's case for ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:00:06 -0700

David Lidington, the Europe minister, defended the leaflet in the House of Commons by claiming the government would be “abrogating its responsibility” if it neglected to make its case to citizens. He was backed by Pat Glass, the shadow Europe minister ...

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