Pat Glass

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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 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.

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.[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]

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hilary Armstrong
Member of Parliament for North West Durham
2010–present
Incumbent