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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 -
 

MP VISITS SCHOOL TACKLING EDUCATION INEQUALITY

June 21, 2017 - 3:05pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited Yardley Primary School with the youth social action charity City Year UK to see how the organisation’s full-time volunteers help to tackle educational inequality in the local area.
 
Jess, whose mother attended Yardley Primary, met with Deputy Headteacher Melisa Louca to hear about City Year UK’s impact in the school before taking a tour to see the eight full-time volunteers in action.
 

MP JOINS GREAT GET TOGETHER EVENT IN MEMORY OF JO COX

June 19, 2017 - 11:35am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips joined more than 200 Birmingham teenagers to mark the start of a UK-wide weekend of celebrations in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

 
The 14 and 15-year-olds from Ninestiles school, Acocks Green, and Cockshut Hill school, Yardley,  formed a large heart shaped human chain and spell out the word ‘Jo’. The pupils, many of whom speak English as an additional language, then shared a picnic together.

JESS PHILLIPS RE-ELECTED AS MP FOR BIRMINGHAM YARDLEY

June 12, 2017 - 3:19pm

By: OfficeTeam

On 9th June 2017, Jess Phillips was re-elected as MP for Birmingham Yardley with a majority of 16.574.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"We did it. We won and beat the Lib Dems and their nasty campaign in to third place. We achieved a 16,500 majority the biggest ever in the history of the constituency."
 

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