Teresa Pearce

MP, Erith and Thamesmead

Erith and Thamesmead Labour

Teresa Pearce campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Teresa Pearce’s voting in Parliament

Teresa Pearce is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Teresa Pearce’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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Teresa Pearce has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill 10 Oct 2016

    I would like to put on record my thanks to the Secretary of State for his warm welcome. The Neighbourhood Planning Bill does not appear at first glance to be a controversial one. Indeed, it includes many measures that we support. There are, however, elements of the Bill that could be strengthened or amended, so it was good to hear the Secretary of State say that he might be open to amendments...
  • Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill 10 Oct 2016

    I would rather not give way because many hon. Members want to speak and we are short of time. The Bill needs further measures to clarify the true costs of neighbourhood plans. Currently, councils receive 5,000 for each neighbourhood plan area designated, and 20,000 for each neighbourhood plan referendum, but those figures are the same regardless of the number of electors or the...
  • Next Steps in Leaving the European Union: Neighbourhood Planning Bill 10 Oct 2016

    I am very interested in the hon. Gentleman’s previous employment, but people always complain about restrictions. Our job is to balance the complaints of the developer against what is best for a local community. I am yet to see firm statistical evidence of how much pre-commencement planning conditions restrict building.

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Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Remploy
  • Education Maintenance Allowance
  • Students: Finance
  • Employment Schemes
  • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing) (since 18 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Teresa Pearce’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 70.21% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 74 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Paul O’Neil, as Constituency Office Manager.

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