Mary Glindon

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Mary Glindon MP
Member of Parliament
for North Tyneside
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Stephen Byers
Majority 12,884 (27.8%)
Personal details
Born (1957-01-13) 13 January 1957 (age 57)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Ray Glindon
Children Alexandra Mulgrove
Religion Roman Catholic
Website maryglindonmp.co.uk

Mary Theresa Glindon[1] (born 13 January 1957[2] in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland[3]) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for North Tyneside since 2010.

Member of Parliament[edit]

2010-present[edit]

Glindon was selected in February 2010 as Labour candidate for the safe seat, while a Councillor for Battle Hill Ward on North Tyneside Council,[4] after the previous MP Stephen Byers announced in November 2009 that he would not contest the next election. [5]

At the general election in May 2010, she beat Liberal Democrat Councillor David Ord in to a distant second place to hold the seat with 50.7% of the votes, despite a 8.7% swing away from Labour. [6]

As an MP her parliamentary voting record has included opposing the 'bedroom tax' and increasing welfare support for those unable to work due to illness or disability. She voted against raising tuition fees to £9000 and against the cut in education allowance (EMA) for 16-19 year olds. She has voted for measures to curb climate change and for measures to raise the level of income tax for those earning over £150,000. [7] In 2013 she was one of 161 MPs to oppose the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013. She is also a listed member of the House of Commons' All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, and is an opponent of abortion. [8] She is a member of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, and the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, as of 2010 and 2013, respectively.

Glindon is currently the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Mary Creagh.

Personal life[edit]

Glindon is currently married to Ray, who is a councillor for Camperdown Ward on North Tyneside Council, as well as Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources since 2013. She is also a devout catholic, attending church regularly.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Stephen Byers
Member of Parliament for North Tyneside
2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent