Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP SUPPORTS LAUNCH OF BUSINESS LIAISON OFFICER

September 14, 2017 - 10:32am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the launch of the Business Liaison Officer for constituency Labour partys (CLPs).
 
Many Labour members own or run small businesses, work in medium and large sized companies and hold senior management positions throughout the business community, which is why Labour is the natural party of business.
 

MP HELPS LAUNCH #HANDSOFF CAMPAIGN

September 6, 2017 - 3:52pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips helped launch the #HANDSOFF campaign to tackle domestic violence.
 
The #HANDSOFF campaign was co-created by Judith Clegg, Cher Chevalier and Daniel Geey to further the aim of ending violence against women and children.
 
The campaign's goals are -

MP SUPPORTS THE 'WEAR IT PINK' CAMPAIGN

September 6, 2017 - 11:44am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the Breast Cancer Now Parliamentary drop-in to show her support for the 'Wear It Pink' campaign.
 
'Wear It Pink' is a Breast Cancer Now campaign to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. Over 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK, and currently nearly 11,500 women die of the cancer each year.
 

MP HELPS OPEN EXHIBITION TACKLING RACISM AGAINST MIGRANTS

July 31, 2017 - 12:28pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips helped open an educational art installation at Birmingham Library which aims to promote the positive impact migrants have had in the city.
 
The exhibition is the work of one of Jess' constituents, and humanitarian artist, Salma Zulfiqar who created the installation ‘Building Peace Though the Oceans’. Working closely with the local group Arts in the Yard, debates will also be organised in Birmingham to promote integration of migrants as part of this art project.
 

MP REINSTATES APPG ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

July 20, 2017 - 11:30am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips reinstated the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
 
To ensure it is both effective and influential, the group will have a cross-party leadership of Jess and Zac Goldsmith MP as co-chairs of the group.
 
Jess' fellow MPs nominated them both for these roles and also became officers of the group; they included Tan Dhesi MP, Helen Whately MP and Peter Aldous MP.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP HELPS LAUNCH REPORT INTO ADS WITH SEXIST STEREOTYPES

July 19, 2017 - 11:13am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips helped the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) launch their report into sexist stereotypes in Parliament.
 
The ASA’s report is part of an effort to address the portrayal of women in ads in particular. The crackdown by ASA will toughen rules on ads that are deemed to present activities as only appropriate for one gender or another, or that mock those who do not conform to stereotypical gender roles.
 

MP URGES LOCALS TO DONATE UNWANTED UNIFORM TO CHARITY

July 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips supports Yardley Great Trust in their new Uniform Project.
 
Yardley Great Trust, in partnership with Holy Cross Church in Billesley, has launched a new project to provide a place of help for those needing to obtain new school uniforms items, both throughout the Summer and ongoing during the year for those most in need.
 
Karen Grice, Clerk to the Trustees at Yardley Great Trust, said:
 

MP CONTINUES PRESSURE ON GOVERNMENT ABOUT GRENFELL

July 4, 2017 - 10:37am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips questioned the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about the steps being taken to prevent illegal subletting and to protect vulnerable people post the Grenfell tragedy.  
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP QUESTIONS MINISTER ON THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF GRENFELL VICTIMS

June 27, 2017 - 9:52am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips questioned the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the immigration status of victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP CO-SPONSORS MOTION ON PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

June 22, 2017 - 4:56pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips co-sponsored a cross-party Early Day Motion which calls for the extension of the time period when applying for maternity discrimination to the employment tribunal from three to six months.
 
Early Day Motion 15 reads in full -
 

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