|Member of Parliament
for North Tyneside
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Stephen Byers|
13 January 1957 |
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Member of Parliament
Glindon was selected in February 2010 as Labour candidate for the safe seat, while a Councillor for Battle Hill Ward on North Tyneside Council, after the previous MP Stephen Byers announced in November 2009 that he would not contest the next election.
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.
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 the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for 16- to 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.
In 2013 she was one of 161 MPs to oppose the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, though this was partially due to the fact the act was not 'equal' in that members of the public sector same sex couples would not be eligible for the same pension rights, which she stated during the debate. She is also a listed member of the House of Commons' All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, opposing abortion. She has called for a commons debate on the badger cull, which she opposed.
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-elected on 8 May 2015, with 26,191 votes and 55.9% share of the votes cast.
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. She is a practising Roman Catholic.
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- Voting record at Public Whip
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for North Tyneside
2010 – present