About Stephanie

I’m extremely proud to represent Barnsley East in the House of Commons.

I was elected by the people of Barnsley East in the 2017 General Election, and have since championed our local area and the issues that matter to local people.

I’ve worked in education, first as a teacher in an inner-city secondary school before moving on to run adult education across Yorkshire for the shop workers’ union Usdaw. For four years before the 2017 election, I have worked as a Political Officer for the GMB trade union, fighting for workers’ rights and conditions.

I’ve been a member of the Labour Party and strong campaigner on numerous issues for over 15 years, and was motivated to do so by the social injustices and inequalities I encountered. I have since served at every level of the Party including four years on the governing body – the National Executive Committee.

I studied for a degree in History from Queen Mary, University of London, and a Master’s Degree from the Institute of Education, University College London.

With my experiences in teaching and as a proud trade unionist, I’ve a strong interest in education and standing up for worker’s rights in Parliament. I’ve also pressed the Government regularly on our local police services, welfare problems, our vital NHS services that so many people depend on, transport, and other issues that matter to people in Barnsley.

My local staff and I run regular surgeries to hear about the concerns and problems people are experiencing. Open to all constituents, I encourage anyone requiring help or wanting to discuss local issues to get in touch.

You can email me at stephanie.peacock.mp@parliament.uk