Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP HELPS LAUNCH INQUIRY INTO BLOOD CANCER CARE IN THE NHS

March 13, 2017 - 7:09pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips helps launch an All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into blood cancer care in the NHS.
 
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer, of which Jess is an officer, has launched an inquiry into blood cancer care in the NHS.  The inquiry announced is the first undertaken by the group and will look at all aspects of blood cancer, including awareness, diagnosis, patient experience, commissioning of services and clinical research.
 

MP SUPPORTS CAMPAIGN TO END THE PUBLIC SECTOR PAY PINCH

March 8, 2017 - 4:53pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips supports the campaign to end the seven year pay pinch to the public sector. 
 
Jess is concerned that real term cuts to public sector pay aren't just failing those working in the public sector, but everyone who relies on vital public services.
 
A report has been published setting out how the pay gapy and funding cuts have created a recruitment and retention crisis. 
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP URGES CHANCELLOR TO ENSURE FAIRER FUNDING FOR SOCIAL CARE

March 8, 2017 - 4:35pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer urging him to ensure we have a fairer funding for social care.
 
Jess has written to Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, urging him to provide local councils with the funding they need to solves the current social care crisis. 
 

MP HELPS LOCAL SCHOOL UNVEIL UNICEF PLEDGES

February 16, 2017 - 5:58pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited Cockshut Hill School to help unveil their Unicef pledges.
 
A number of students at Cockshut Hill School are ambassadors for the children's chairty Unicef. Jess visited the school to help the students unveil their pledges to help keep children safe.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"I was delighted to help the students unveil their Unicef pledges."
 
"It's great to see young people take such an active role in campaigning on such important issues."
 
 

MP TAKES BLINDFOLDED WALK WITH GUIDE DOGS

February 14, 2017 - 2:05pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips took a blindfolded walk with the charity Guide Dogs to experience the difficulties there can be for people with sight loss getting around town. 
 
During the blindfolded walk, Jess quickly learnt how important features such as kerbs and controlled crossings are for visually impaired people to get around safely. However as 'shared spaces' become more common in towns, important features like kerbs are lost and town centres are becoming increasingly inaccessible to visually impaired people.
 

MP HELPS MEREWAY CELEBRATE £30,000 CHARITY CAMPAIGN

February 1, 2017 - 1:10pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips helped the Mereway Group celebrate the completion of their £30,000 charity campaign.
 
Staff at the Tyseley based office and factory raised £32,852.39, beating their £30,000 target from a series of charity events throughout the year. The company pledged to raise the money in celebration of 30 successful years in business in 2016. 
 

LOCAL ACADEMY VISITS MP IN PARLIAMENT

January 25, 2017 - 12:38pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips welcomed Oasis Academy Hobmoor in Parliament for a tour and Q&A session. 
 
The students had a tour of the Houses of Parliament, before having a Q&A session with their local MP Jess Phillips. 
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"Despite getting stuck in awful traffic, I'm really pleased the students got to have their tour of the Houses of Parliament and I think it was clear that the House of Lords was their favourite part!."
 

MP HELPS DELIVER 'CHILD FIRST' PETITION TO DOWNING STREET

January 25, 2017 - 12:20pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips joined members of Women's Aid and survivors of domestic violence to hand in the 'Child First' petition to 10 Downing Street. 
 
In the petition, Women's Aid are calling on the Government and family courts to ensure there are no further avoidable child deaths as a result of unsafe child contact with a perpetrator of domestic abuse. The petition has been signed by over 40,000 supporters.
 

LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL VISIT MP IN PARLIAMENT

January 16, 2017 - 5:53pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips welcomed St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School in Parliament for a Q&A session.
 
The students from St Bernadette's had a tour of Parliament, before discussing the most effective way to run a campaign to ensure it made an impact on both the public and the Government. 
 
They then had a Q&A session with their local MP Jess Philllips, asking questions about current debates in Parliament and whether Jess had any regrets as an MP. 
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP IS GUEST READER OF THE WEEK AT LYNDON GREEN JUNIOR SCHOOL

January 16, 2017 - 5:43pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited Lyndon Green Junior School to be their guest book reader of the week. 
 
Jess joined the students of 5L to read a book, and chose 'The World's Worst Children' by David Walliams.
 
The book describes mischievous tales about characters including 'Dribbling Drew' and 'Blubbering Bertha'.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"It was an absolute delight to join the children and be their guest book reader of the week. I can't wait to visit again!"
 
 

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