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Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips MP Wiki

Labour jess Phillips MP Real Name Jessica Rose Phillips is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley since 2015. Phillips is the daughter of Stewart Trainor, a teacher, and Jean Trainor, who was deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation and chair of South Birmingham Mental Health Trust. They were politically active: “Growing up with my father was like growing up with Jeremy Corbyn,” she told Rachel Cooke of The Observer in March 2016.

Jess Phillips MP Age

Jess Phillips MP is 28 Years Old (born 9 October 1981)

Jess Phillips MP Early Education

Phillips went to King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, a local grammar school. Her childhood ambition was to become Prime Minister. Phillips studied economic and social history and social policy at the University of Leeds from 2000 to 2003.

Jess Phillips MP Early Career

Phillips worked for a period for her parents at their company, Healthlinks Event Management Services. From 2010 onwards, Phillips worked for the Women’s Aid Federation of England, as a business development manager, responsible for managing refuges for victims of domestic abuse in Sandwell in the West Midlands. Phillips left the Labour Party during the years of Tony Blair’s leadership, rejoining after the 2010 general election. She told Rachel Cooke in her interview in The Guardian that her departure was because her parents stopped paying her membership direct debit. Her period at Women’s Aid made Phillips “utterly pragmatic… I learned that my principles don’t matter as much as lives.” In the 2012 local elections, she was elected as a Labour councilor for the Longbridge ward, taking the seat from the Conservatives. She was then appointed as the victims’ champion at Birmingham City Council, lobbying police and criminal justice organizations on behalf of victims. She also served on the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel.

Jess Phillips MP Parliamentary career

Phillips was selected from an all-women shortlist to contest Birmingham Yardley in June 2013, which was represented by John Hemming of the Liberal Democrats. In the 2015 general election, with an 11.7% swing away from the Liberal Democrats, Phillips received 17,129 votes (41.6%) and achieved a 6,595-vote majority (16.0%) over her closest rival. Her maiden speech concerned homelessness and “improving [Britain]s response to victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.”In the 2015 Labour leadership election, Phillips nominated Yvette Cooper for Labour leader and Tom Watson for deputy leader.

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Jess Phillips MP activities

On 23 February 2017, her first book, Everywoman, One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth, was published by Penguin Books. In May 2019 the book was optioned to be adapted as a television drama by RED Production Company. Her second book, Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S., is due to be published by Octopus in October 2019. Wiki

Jess Phillips MP Husband Tom Phillips

Phillips is married to Tom Phillips; the couple has two sons. Phillips employed her husband, previously a lift engineer, as constituency support manager until February 2019. Former professional footballer Kevin Phillips is her cousin-in-law.