My MP: Pat Glass

Joe Young - Politics Editor

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Pat Glass is the Labour Member of Parliament for North West Durham, the home constituency of The Pulse Online Editor Emma Rosemurgey.

Glass was born in County Durham in 1957, and worked extensively in the education sector before winning her Parliamentary seat.

In 2007, Glass was elected to Lanchester Parish Council within her constituency, and was then selected as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate there, successfully winning in the 2010 General Election and the 2015 General Election.

Within Parliament, Glass has sat on the Education Select Committee, and has held roles in the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn: Shadow Minister of State for Europe, and Shadow Secretary of State for Education.

Glass was one of the many MPs to resign from the Cabinet during the coup against Corbyn’s leadership after the 2016 European Union referendum, and then announced that she would not be standing for Labour in Durham North West again.

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Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.
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