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

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”.

It is with a heavy heart that I have today resigned as Shadow SoS Education. My dream job but the situation is untenable

— Pat Glass (@PatGlassMP) June 29, 2016

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