Patricia “Pat” Glass (born 14 February 1957) is a former Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for North West Durham from 2010-2017. She was appointed Shadow Education Secretary on 27 June 2016 by Jeremy Corbyn, but resigned two days later after announcing that she would be standing down at the next United Kingdom general election.
Pat was born in Esh Winning, County Durham. Before becoming an MP, she 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.
Pat was elected as a councilor 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 at the 2010 general election.