Stephanie Peacock (politician)

Stephanie Louise Peacock[1] (born 19 December 1986) is a British Labour Party politician and former trade union official. She became the Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnsley East at the 2017 general election.[2]

Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock MP - official photo 2017
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley East
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byMichael Dugher
Majority13,283 (32.5%)
Personal details
Born19 December 1986 (age 32)
Birmingham, England
Political partyLabour
ResidenceBarnsley East, England
Alma mater
OccupationGMB union employee and teacher

Early life and career

Peacock was born in Birmingham on 19 December 1986. Her early education is unknown but she went on to obtain a degree in History from Queen Mary University of London, and a Master’s Degree from the Institute of Education, University College London. After graduating she worked as a teacher, before going on to work on adult education in Yorkshire for the shop workers’ union Usdaw. Between 2013–2017, she worked as a Political Officer for the GMB trade union.[3][4]

Between 2007–2011, she served as the Youth Representative on the Labour Party National Executive Committee.[5]

Parliamentary career

In the 2015 General Election Peacock unsuccessfully stood as the Labour Party candidate in the marginal seat of Halesowen and Rowley Regis in the West Midlands, where she was defeated by the Conservative incumbent James Morris.

Only weeks before the 2017 general election, she was selected to stand for parliament in the safe Labour seat of Barnsley East when the previous incumbent Michael Dugher retired.[6] She was subsequently elected at the 2017 general election.

Her maiden speech occurred during a Grenfell Tower debate during which she mentioned the local issue of Orgreave.[7]

In Parliament, Peacock has served on the International Trade Committee and the Science and Technology Committee (Commons). From January 2018 until March 2019 she served as an Opposition Whip.[8] She resigned on the 14 March 2019 after defying the whip to vote against an amendment calling for a second Brexit referendum.[9]

Personal life

Peacock worked as a secondary school teacher before working for the trade union Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers adult education program of Usdaw’s Lifelong Learning Campaign.[10] She then worked as a Political Officer for the trade union GMB [11] from 2013 until elected as MP.[12] Peacock lives in Hoyland near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.[13]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11778.
  2. ^ "Election 2017: Barnsley East". BBC News. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ Bean, Emma (26 April 2017). "Councillor and GMB officer chosen for two Labour strongholds in Yorkshire". LabourList. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  4. ^ Langston, Kate (27 April 2017). "Labour select candidate for Barnsley East General Election seat". The Star. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  5. ^ "About Stephanie". Personal website. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. ^ Bush, Stephen (26 April 2017). "How Labour's power-brokers will divide up the party's safe seats". New Statesman. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Maiden Speech". Stephanie Peacock for Barnsley East. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Stephanie Peacock MP". GOV.UK. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  9. ^ Rawlinson, Kevin (14 March 2019). "Brexit: MPs vote by 413 to 202 to extend article 50 until 30 June – Politics live". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  10. ^ "USDAW - Lifelong Learning Campaign". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "About Stephanie". Stephanie Peacock for Barnsley East. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Find your local Labour MP or candidate". Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Dugher
Member of Parliament
for Barnsley East

Stephanie Peacock

Stephanie Peacock may refer to:

Stephanie Peacock (politician) (born 1986), British Member of Parliament

Stephanie Peacock (swimmer) (born 1992), American swimmer

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