Pat Glass leaves 'dream job' as shadow education secretary after just two days

29th June 2016 at 11:45
Pat Glass resigns
Pro-Europe MP says situation is 'untenable'.

Pat Glass has resigned as shadow education secretary, just two days after being appointed.

Ms Glass, MP for North West Durham, was made Labour’s shadow education secretary on Monday. She had previously been shadow Europe minister.

But yesterday, she announced that she would not be standing for re-election as an MP at the next general election following death threats against her.

And today, she has said that she is standing down from the shadow cabinet because the situation is "untenable".

Ms Glass’s resignation adds to the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

She was joined by Emma Lewell-Buck who said she was "heartbroken at the state of the party" and could no longer continue as shadow local government minister.

The resignations came after Tessa Jowell has issued a direct plea to Jeremy Corbyn to stand down this morning.

The former culture secretary told ITV's Good Morning Britain that the Labour leader was putting the party's future in jeopardy.

Baroness Jowell described the leadership crisis as a "complete shambles" and said it was a "statement of the obvious" that Mr Corbyn must stand down.





Related Content

Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today