Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

MP ATTENDS COUNCIL CONSULTATION

April 12, 2017 - 3:55pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess attended a Birmingham City Council consultation regarding the lack of repairs in the flats on Giles Close.
 
Jess attended a consultation with residents of the flats on Giles Close, meeting representatives of Birmingham City Council, and representatives from Wates.
 
This consultation occurred in response to the conditions that residents of Crabtree House were left in for the last year. Residents mainly highlighted persistent issues with the heating system, including broken radiators and constant leaking.
 

MP ATTENDS SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

April 7, 2017 - 4:43pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the talent show at Stechford Primary School.
 
Jess acted as a judge at Stechford Primary School's end of term talent show.
 
The show consisted of a variety of amazing performances, from bhangra dancing to magic tricks.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"I was so impressed by all those who took part. It takes real guts to stand up and perform in front of people. Stechford Primary is full of talent!"
 
 
 

MP VISITS 289TH SCOUTS

April 6, 2017 - 2:44pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited the 289th Scouts to speak to local Beavers and Explorers.
 
Jess attended a meeting to meet with local Beavers, aged 6-8, and local Explorers, aged 14-18, to discuss politics, Parliament and being a local MP.
 
The discussion enabled some of the Explorers to make progress on attaining new badges. 
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

MP HELPS LAUNCH INQUIRY INTO BLOOD CANCER CARE IN THE NHS

March 13, 2017 - 5:09pm

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 - 2:53pm

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 - 2:35pm

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 - 3:58pm

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 - 12:05pm

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 - 11:10am

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 - 10:38am

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!."
 

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