Patsy McGlone

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Patsy McGlone
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Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Mid-Ulster
Assumed office
26 November 2003
Preceded by Denis Haughey
Personal details
Nationality Irish
Political party SDLP
Spouse(s) Geraldine McGlone
Website Official Website

Patsy McGlone (born 8 July 1959) is an Irish politician from Ballinderry in Northern Ireland. He is a Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Mid Ulster, and former Deputy Leader of the SDLP (2010–11).[1] He has been an MLA since 2003.[2] On 12 May 2016, McGlone was elected as Deputy Speaker of The Northern Ireland Assembly.[citation needed]

From 1993 to 2009, McGlone was also Councillor in Cookstown District Council. He was chairman of the council in 2002-03 and 2005-06. In 1996 he was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum from Mid-Ulster.[3]

While canvassing for McGlone for the 2011 local and assembly elections, election workers had their car attacked with a petrol bomb by loyalists in Coagh.[4]

Membership of organisations[edit]

  • Board Member of Foras na Gaeilge
  • A member of the EU Structural Funds Monitoring Committee for Northern Ireland
  • Board Member of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Member of the Northern Ireland Housing Council
  • Member of the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN)
  • Vice Chairman of Loughshore Foot and Mouth Support Group.

He was a candidate for the leadership of the SDLP in 2011, after announcing in July that he would stand against party leader Margaret Ritchie.[citation needed]


  1. ^ McGlone is new SDLP deputy leader Tyrone Times
  2. ^ "McGlone set for deputy leadership" MidUlster Mail
  3. ^ Northern Ireland elections,; accessed 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Petrol bombers target SDLP election team",; accessed 4 March 2017.

External links[edit]

Party political offices
Preceded by
Eamon Hanna
General Secretary of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
Succeeded by
Gerry Cosgrove
Preceded by
Alasdair McDonnell
Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
Succeeded by
Dolores Kelly
Northern Ireland Forum
Preceded by
New creation
Member for Mid-Ulster
1996 - 1998
Succeeded by
Forum dissolved
Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Denis Haughey
MLA for Mid-Ulster
2003 -
Succeeded by