July 29, 2016 - 1:33pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips joined Maz Turner and her team at The George V in Sheldon to toast to the pub's future success following a £285,000 investment by national pub operator Punch.
The pub in Common Lane, Sheldon, reopened on Wednesday 27 July following refurbishment which has transformed its appearance and facilities inside and out making it a pub the local community can be proud of.
July 27, 2016 - 10:29am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke out about the impact the Government's proposed changes to the housing benefit will have on refuge accommodation for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Jess is deeply concerned that 115 women and their children are already turned away from refuges every single day in the UK, and that unfortunately 50 women have died so far this year due to domestic and sexual violence.
July 20, 2016 - 3:57pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended a Google 'Internet Legends' assembly at Yardley Primary School.
At the assembly, Jess spoke to the children and school teachers about the idea of building children’s digital resilience and positive internet use. The assembly also covered the ‘Legends Code’ which are four main guidelines that Google teach children that helps them to stay safe online.
They include the following -
July 14, 2016 - 11:15am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips is supporting a campaign run by a charity, The Reading Agency, to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.
Research shows that reading for pleasure is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background,and that children who use libraries are twice as likely to be above average readers.
July 12, 2016 - 3:12pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips met with Evar Ibrahim, the head of the Women's Committee of the Kurdistan Parliament.
The meeting was arranged through Jess' membership on the Women & Equalities Select Committee. Jess and Ms Ibrahim discussed the following topics -
1. Female Genital Mutilation in Kurdistan and how the Parliament of Kurdistan can help the UK Government achieve its goal in eradicating this practice.
2. Violence against women in the context of the ISIS related conflict and particularly the plight of Izedi women.
July 5, 2016 - 10:44am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips helped judge the school's Cake Competition with Head Teacher Rachel Chahal.
The Oval School held a fantastic afternoon of events with performances from all year groups with songs spanning all the decades of the Queens Reign, a street party, lunch for all the children and a prize giving for the cakes that each class had made.
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July 5, 2016 - 10:21am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited Oasis Academy Hobmoor to speak to the pupils as part of their 'Aspire Week'.
Jess met with the pupil parliament to talk about her role as an MP and the work she does in the community.
Jess then attended the morning assembly and had a question and answer session with pupils.
June 16, 2016 - 2:29pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips held a Thank You party at Blakesley Hall for all the Team Jess volunteers.
Team Jess is made up of people who care about our community. Some are Labour Party members - some are not. What binds us together is a shared feeling that things can be better than they are and we come together to make them happen.
June 15, 2016 - 11:38am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer.
Blood cancer is an umbrella term for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system.
Jess is keen to raise awareness of the issues facing blood cancer patients, and to ensure that the Government are taking all possible steps to ensure they receive the support and care they deserve.
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June 14, 2016 - 11:30am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the graduation ceremony of her ParliaMentors to celebrate their achievement and inspiring change they have created.
Jess has been mentoring five students from Birmingham University over the last year, in both Birmingham and Parliament, giving the students advice on how to become more active in politics and possible routes in to a political job.