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SCHOOL CHILDREN 'TAKE OVER' MP'S OFFICE

November 25, 2016 - 7:10pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips had her office 'taken over' by school children from local school, Holy Family Primary. 
 
School children from Holy Family Primary School came into Jess' constituency office to learn more about the work their MP does and to gain experience about running local campaigns.
 
As part of the project, the children decided to raise the issue of road safety at their school and produced a leaflet for their fellow pupils.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP HOLDS ROAD SAFETY MEETING

November 22, 2016 - 5:50pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips held a meeting in her constituency office to discuss the issue of road safety in Sheldon and Yardley.
 
The meeting was a chance for the local volunteer group Speedwatch and Sheldon Traffic Accident Group (S.T.A.G) to get together with the Police, Birmingham City Council Officers and their local MP to discuss road safety issues in Sheldon and Yardley.
 

MP BACKS GUIDE DOGS CAMPAIGN

November 17, 2016 - 1:37pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips backs the Guide Dogs campaign to prevent taxis and private hire vehicles from refusing to carry guide dogs. 
 
Under the Equality Act (2010), the only time a driver can refuse to carry a guide dog is when they have a medical exemption certificate. 
 
Disappointingly despite being illegal, taxi and private hire vehicle drivers frequently discriminate against disabled people. For example, 3 in 4 assistance dog owners have been refused access because of their dog. 
 
Jess Phillips MP said:

MP PLEDGES SUPPORT TO ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

November 17, 2016 - 1:05pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips has pledged to support the Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill in Parliament. 
 

MP BACKS UNISON'S SAVE OUR LOCAL SERVICES (SOS) CAMPAIGN

November 17, 2016 - 12:50pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended an event hosted by UNISON to show her support for the SOS campaign. 
 
Social care services that support older people (aged over 65) – mainly homecare, residential care and, day care services – are vital for them to live independent and happier lives at home and in their communities.
 
Unfortunately Age UK has estimated that £1.95 billion has been lost from social care budgets over the past 10 years due to central Government cuts.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

LOCAL ACADEMY VISITS MP IN PARLIAMENT

November 17, 2016 - 12:33pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips welcomed Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy in Parliament for a Q&A session.
 
Despite a difficult journey down to London, the students from Ark Chamberlain got to have a tour round the Palace of Westminster and to learn about what happens in Parliament. 
 
They also got to have a Q&A session with their local MP Jess Phillips.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP WINS NEWCOMER PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

November 3, 2016 - 1:40pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips won the Newcomer People's Choice Award, at the MP of the Year Awards hosted by the Patchwork Foundation. 
 
The Patchwork Foundation is a non-profit organisation that helps to engage under-represented, deprived and minority communities within British society through exposure and engagement into the political environment.
 

MP JOINS CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LIVES

October 26, 2016 - 2:42pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Parliament to show her support and to become a Defibrillator Champion.
 
Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. 
 

MP CALLS FOR PHILIP GREEN TO BE STRIPPED OF KNIGHTHOOD

October 24, 2016 - 4:36pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips signed a cross-party amendment calling for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood.
 
The amendment was signed by 114 MPs and a three hour debate was held on the issue in the House of Commons. MPs backed the non-binding motion unopposed, meaning no full vote was needed.
 
While the vote is not binding, the Honours Forfeiture Committee will now be under pressure to meet and to listen to the opinion of the House of Commons. This is the first time MPs have ever voted to take away a knighthood. 
 

MP MEETS LOCAL CAMPAIGNERS TO DISCUSS HOMESLESSNESS REDUCTION BILL

October 19, 2016 - 3:47pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips met with local campaigners and a constituent to discuss the upcoming Homelessness Reduction Bill.
 
Charities such as Crisis have highlighted that many homeless people are not considered a 'priority' under the law, meaning that they are often turned away with little or no help when they approach their local council.
 

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