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Teresa Pearce MP attends Remembrance Day events across the constituency

  This weekend, it was a privilege to lay wreaths at ceremonies across the constituency in Remembrance Day services in Thamesmead, Erith and Plumstead.  

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Teresa Pearce raises the tax gap with the Prime Minister at PMQs

    Yesterday I asked about the tax gap at PMQs. In 2014 I wrote to HMRC and the then Chancellor to ask how much tax was unpaid on letting income from private landlords. In 2015 they wrote back to say it was approximately … Continue reading

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Teresa Pearce MP backs Bill to help make rented homes safer in Erith and Thamesmead

  Teresa Pearce MP is delighted to see Fitness for Human Habitation Bill get one step nearer to becoming law. Teresa was one of many MPs on hand to see the Bill safely through its Third Reading on Friday 26th … Continue reading

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Government loan of £350 million to Mayor to get Crossrail back on track

  On 6 October the Rail Minister Joe Johnson issued a written Ministerial statement announcing a £350 million loan from Government to the Mayor of London to support efforts to complete the construction and testing of Crossrail as quickly as … Continue reading

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Teresa Pearce raises harassment with the Prime Minister at PMQs

  Today I asked a question at Prime Minister Questiontime. After many months of trying to support my constituent through the proper channels, out of sheer frustration, I felt that I had to raise it on the floor of the … Continue reading

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Teresa Pearce MP backs joke competition for Primary Schools aimed at improving children’s communication skills

  Teresa Pearce MP is writing to local schools in Erith and Thamesmead to highlight Voice Box, an annual joke-telling competition designed by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) to build schoolchildren’s communication skills. Over 10% of children … Continue reading

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Teresa Pearce MP backs CLIC Sargents’ #CancerCosts campaign

Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead is backing a petition calling on the government to create a Young Cancer Patient Travel Fund, so that families won’t have to worry about mounting travel costs during the treatment of their child. … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS: Every Child A Lifesaver Campaign

On Friday 20 November 2015 my Private Members Bill “Every Child a Lifesaver” which would have ensured that all children were taught first aid in schools was talked out by some backbench MPs. Although I and the charities who had … Continue reading

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Free at last Mr Andargachew Tsege

A large number of constituents wrote to me in 2016 regarding the case of Andargachew Tsege, a British National, who has been detained for over four years on death row in Ethiopia. I am very pleased that Mr Tsege has … Continue reading

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Network Rail’s South East Route Strategic Plan for 2019-2024.

  I am concerned for the reliability of local rail services in the years ahead, given what Network Rail is saying in its latest strategy. https://cdn.networkrail.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/South-East-Route-Strategic-Plan.pdf As the body responsible for railway tracks, bridges, junctions and signalling, Network Rail is … Continue reading

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