Stephanie Louise Peacock (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.
Official Parliamentary portrait, June 2017
|Member of Parliament|
for Barnsley East
|Assumed office |
9 June 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Dugher|
|Born||19 December 1986|
|Residence||Barnsley East, England|
|Occupation||GMB union employee and teacher|
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.
Between 2007–2011, she served as the Youth Representative on the Labour Party National Executive Committee.
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. She was subsequently elected at the 2017 general election.
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. She resigned on the 14 March 2019 after defying the whip to vote against an amendment calling for a second Brexit referendum.
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. She then worked as a Political Officer for the trade union GMB  from 2013 until elected as MP. Peacock lives in Hoyland near Barnsley in South Yorkshire.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
for Barnsley East
Stephanie Peacock may refer to:
Stephanie Peacock (politician) (born 1986), British Member of Parliament
Stephanie Peacock (swimmer) (born 1992), American swimmer