Patsy McGlone

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Patsy McGlone
File:Patsy McGlone.jpg
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
Religion Roman Catholicism
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]

From 1993 to 2009, McGlone was also Councillor in Cookstown District Council. He was chairman of the council in 2002-03 and 2005-06. Patsy was a delegate at talks which led to Good Friday Agreement and was a delegate to Forum of Peace and Reconciliation in December 2002.

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.[3]

Membership of organisations

  • 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.


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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 Assembly
Preceded by
Denis Haughey
MLA for Mid-Ulster
2003 -
Succeeded by