Mary Glindon

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Mary Glindon
Member of Parliament
for North Tyneside
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Stephen Byers
Majority 17,194 (2015)
Personal details
Born (1957-01-13) 13 January 1957 (age 58)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Ray Glindon
Children 1
Religion Roman Catholic

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

Member of Parliament[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, opposing abortion.[8] She has called for a commons debate on the badger cull, which she opposed.[9]

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. She was Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Mary Creagh when she was Shadow Secretary of State for Transport until 2014. Glindon was re-elect on 8 May 2015, with 26,191 votes and 55.9% share of the votes cast.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Glindon's husband Ray is a councillor for Camperdown Ward on North Tyneside Council, as well as Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources since 2013. The couple are practising Roman Catholics.[10]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Mary Glindon MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mary Glindon Biography". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Councillor Mary Glindon". North Tyneside Council. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Labour select Mary Glindon for North Tyneside". Labour Matters. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "The 2010 general election: Tyneside North". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Profile,; accessed 12 May 2015.
  8. ^ House of Commons' All-Party Parliamentary Anti-abortion movement,; accessed 12 May 2015.
  9. ^ "'Townie' MP Mary Glindon tries to stop badger TB cull". BBC News. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  10. ^ Official website; accessed 12 May 2015.

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