|Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government|
7 October 2016 – 14 June 2017
|Preceded by||Grahame Morris|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Gwynne|
|Member of Parliament|
for Erith and Thamesmead
6 May 2010 – 6 November 2019
|Preceded by||John Austin|
|Succeeded by||Abena Oppong-Asare|
|Born||1 February 1955|
Southport, Lancashire, England
Teresa Pearce (born 1 February 1955) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead from 2010 to 2019, who was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning in September 2015. In the reshuffle of October 2016, Pearce was appointed as acting Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, standing down after the 2017 general election to concentrate on her constituency.
Teresa Pearce was born in Southport, Lancashire, 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.
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. In her maiden speech she stated her pride in the Labour Party's track record on Sure Start, the future jobs fund and the national minimum wage.
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). 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. She was appointed as the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the October 2016 reshuffle, but it was announced she intends to stand down from the post after the May 2017 local elections.
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- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
for Erith and Thamesmead
| Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
| Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention|