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Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Teresa Pearce voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Treasury Committee (since 14 Nov 2011)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 2 Nov 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Business, Innovation and Skills, Education, Health, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Education Maintenance Allowance, Students: Finance, Employment Schemes, Social Security Benefits: Fraud, Epilepsy
(based on written questions asked by Teresa Pearce and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- FINANCE BILL Committee (14 out of 16)
- Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Scrap Metal Dealers Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- FINANCE (NO. 2) BILL Committee (4 out of 4)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (22 out of 26)
- Pensions Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (17 out of 18)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Universal Credit (10 Dec 2013)
“In yesterday’s Work and Pensions Committee, the DWP finance director general stated that £303 million has so far been spent on developing IT. We have heard that £40 million has been written off as it could not be capitalised because it had no use, and that £97 million was capitalised and written down. That leaves a further £107 million of IT expenditure that was not...”
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“There is a housing crisis in London at the moment. The autumn statement says that house prices grew by 9.4% in the first nine months of this year—and that is before Help to Buy comes in, which nearly all forecasters believe will increase prices further. Does the Chancellor believe that spiralling house prices are good for the economy?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (27 Nov 2013)
“In my constituency, as in many others, small and medium-sized enterprises are the engine room of the economy, so why are business rates rising by an average of nearly £2,000 in this Parliament?”
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- Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 69.62% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 33 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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