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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 "Pat" 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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Preceded by
Hilary Armstrong
Member of Parliament for North West Durham

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Thu, 07 May 2015 14:14:10 -0700

There were few surprises in the constituency of North West Durham, with 2010 Labour winner Pat Glass returned again. After a frenzied few hours of counting, Pat Glass won a clear majority in the famously safe Labour seat, gaining 20,074 votes, an ...


Mon, 25 May 2015 10:26:15 -0700

South Shields' Emma Lewell-Buck, Easington's Grahame Morris, Pat Glass, who represents North West Durham, Blyth's Ronnie Campbell, North Tyneside's Mary Glindon and Jarrow's Stephen Hepburn are all expected to nominate Mr Burnham. Kevan Jones ...

The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo
Mon, 25 May 2015 04:26:15 -0700

... the pressure it would put on the existing sewerage system. The council has also received objections from The Lanchester Partnership and The Campaign to Protect Rural Lanchester, Durham County Councillor Ossie Johnson as well as and Pat Glass MP.


Thu, 07 May 2015 21:00:12 -0700

Elsewhere for Labour, Pat Glass will remain as the North West Durham MP and Helen Goodman won the Bishop Auckland constituency. Ian Mearns also won the Gateshead constituency and Phil Wilson held Tony Blair's former constituency of Sedgefield.

The Northern Echo

The Northern Echo
Fri, 08 May 2015 07:02:17 -0700

A LABOUR MP warned the region needed to “brace ourselves” after the Conservatives won an outright majority in Parliament. Speaking after being re-elected as MP for North-West Durham, Pat Glass said the North-east should expect no favours from David ...

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Dale & Co.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:00:00 -0700

Back in January I predicted the outcome of the General Election, seat by seat. Since then, I have done more research and altered some of the predictions taking into account various issues including new updated constituency polls by Lord Ashcroft. Over ...

The Journal

The Journal
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:27:23 -0700

The number of children needing a nursery education had remained roughly the same but dedicated nursery schools are being replaced by nursery classes in infant and primary schools, said Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham. Ms Glass, a member ...

Consett Magazine (blog)

Consett Magazine (blog)
Tue, 05 May 2015 05:11:17 -0700

The United Kingdom General Election 2015 will be held on 7 May 2015, to elect the fifty-sixth parliament of the United Kingdom. Traditionally, Labour has had quite a safe seat here in North West Durham. Labour MP Pat Glass won the election here in 2010 ...

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