Teresa Pearce

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Teresa Pearce MP
Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning
Assumed office
September 2015
Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by John Austin
Majority 9,525 (22.4%)
Personal details
Born (1955-02-01) 1 February 1955 (age 61)
Southport, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Paul O'Neill
Occupation Member of Parliament
Website www.teresapearce.org.uk

Teresa Pearce (born 1 February 1955)[1] is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead since 2010,[2] and is currently a Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning.[3]

Early life[edit]

Teresa Pearce was born in Southport, Lancashire,[4] but was educated at the St Thomas More School in Eltham, London. For ten years prior to her election, she was a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a former Bexley councillor.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Pearce was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead in the 2010 general election with a majority of 5,703.[6] In 2015, She was elected with an increased majority of 9,525, gaining just under 50% of the vote.[7]

In Parliament, Pearce served on a number of Select Committees between 2010 and 2015, sitting on both the Work and Pensions Select Committee (2010-2015) and the Treasury Select Committee (2011-2015).[8] Pearce also shortly served on the Public Accounts Committee (2015) before she was appointed to serve as Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning in September 2015.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Teresa has two adult daughters.[10] She had her first daughter when she was 18 and said she knows from experience what it is like to be "written off" as a teenage mother.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Teresa Pearce MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59418. p. 8735. 13 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet: the full list of ministers". www.newstatesman.com. http://www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Teresa Pearce (Labour Party) - PPC for Erith and Thamesmead". YourNextMP. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  5. ^ Kite, Melissa (2009-04-18). "Labour ballot box tampering row deepens". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  6. ^ "Erith & Thamesmead". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Erith & Thamesmead parliamentary constituency - Election 2015 - BBC News". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Teresa Pearce MP". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet: the full list of ministers". www.newstatesman.com. http://www.newstatesman.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ a b Moorhead, Joanna (10 January 2015). "We’re glad we chose to be mothers in our teens". Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Austin
Member of Parliament for Erith and Thamesmead
2010–present
Incumbent