Teresa Pearce

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Teresa Pearce
Member of Parliament
for Erith and Thamesmead
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by John Austin
Majority 5,703 (13.4%)
Personal details
Born (1955-02-01) 1 February 1955 (age 60)
Southport, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Paul O'Neil[1]
Occupation Senior Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers
Website www.teresapearce.org.uk

Teresa Pearce (born 1 February 1955)[2] is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Erith and Thamesmead since 2010.[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] Pearce sits on both the Treasury Select Committee and the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

Personal life[edit]

Teresa has two adult daughters.[7] 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[7]


  1. ^ "House of Commons - The Register of Members' Financial Interests - Part 2: Part 2". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Teresa Pearce MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "List of Members returned to serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". London Gazette. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  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. ^ 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