Patsy at a glance

Married to Geraldine and living in Ballinderry Bridge, Cookstown, Patsy McGlone is an Honours Graduate in Irish Studies Patsy – tá céim sa Ghaeilge ag Patsy agus an-dáimh aige leis an chultúr Ghaelach.. In his spare time Patsy enjoys wildfowling, clay pigeon shooting and writing.  Patsy’s father, John McGlone, played Gaelic Football on various victorious Newbridge and Derry County teams.


Patsy was first elected as MLA for Mid Ulster in 2003 and was successfully re-elected in 2007, in 2011, in 2016, and in 2017.  He is the SDLP Agriculture Spokesperson.

In May 2016 he was elected as a Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.

He has previously served as the Chair of the Assembly’s Environment Committee, and as Chair of the Assembly’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee. He was also a member of the Assembly’s Justice Committee.

He was an elected Local Councillor from 1993 to 2009, and is currently a full-time public representative and elected Member of the Assembly for Mid Ulster.

Member, SDLP Executive 1984-86
General Secretary SDLP 1986-91
Elected to NI Forum for Constituency of Mid Ulster 1996
SDLP Delegate, multi-party talks which led to the Good Friday Agreement 1998
Delegate, Forum for Peace and Reconciliation
Former Press Officer to John Hume MP MEP
Former Chairman, SDLP association of Councillors
Former Deputy Leader of the SDLP (2010-11)

Previous Appointments/Memberships

Board Member of Foras na Gaeilge (All-Ireland language agency set up under the Good Friday Agreement)
Member, EU structural funds monitoring committee for NI
Member, EU Body for Structural Funds
Member, NI Housing Council
Board Member Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Chairman, all-party National Association of Councillors
Vice-President NILGA
Member, Irish Central Border Area Network
Chair Cookstown District Council (2002/2003 & 2005/2006)