June 21, 2018 - 1:10pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended 38 Degrees reception where they presented a detail plan to fund the NHS.
In the last few years, public concern has grown over the NHS. Jess recently received emails from numerous constituents urging her to support an increase of at least 4% to NHS funding.
Research carried out by 38 Degrees demonstrates that there is widespread support for a small, fair tax rise as a solution to the NHS funding crisis. Their research found that two-thirds of the public back a 1% tax rise.
June 7, 2018 - 9:17am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attends highly skilled migrant protest at Parliament.
Highly Skilled Migrants which represents migrants in professional occupations protested outside Westminster to raise awareness about discriminatory and hostile Home Office policies.
The protest focused on the issue of highly skilled migrants increasingly being refused indefinite leave to remain for small errors on past tax returns, under section 332 of the Immigration Act.
May 18, 2018 - 1:59pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips supports 'Hillsborough Law' to assist the Grenfell publc enquiry.
Jess recently signed a letter sent by Alison McGovern MP to the Prime Minister, expressing cross-party support for the ‘Hillsborough Law’, the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill, to assist the Grenfell public inquiry.
May 10, 2018 - 10:37am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square.
The statue is of Millicent Fawcett a pioneering suffragist who campaigned for women’s right to vote. It was commissioned as part of this year’s centenary of the Representation of the People Act- which gave some women over the age of 30 the vote.
Caroline Perez launched the campaign after noticing the lack of historical female figures honoured in Parliament Square.
April 26, 2018 - 3:34pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited Professor Paul Moss at Birmingham University to learn about the research being done to improve treatments for patients with blood cancer.
The research is being funded by the amazing charity Bloodwise that has already invested over £70 million in Birmingham over the last 50 years.
Jess visited the labs and spoke to doctors about how their research can improve survival rates and the quality of life for people living with blood cancer.
March 21, 2018 - 6:39pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips MP joins the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Single Parents.
The APPG for Single Parent Families aims to integrate consideration of single parent families in the policymaking process at all level of governance.
Jess joined cross-party MPs to show her support for single parents in Yardley to coincide with the USA’s National Single Parent Day.
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March 20, 2018 - 11:37am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips met with Alfie Dingley and his family to offer her support to the End Our Pain campaign.
Alfie suffers from a rare form of epilepsy and suffers upwards of 150 seizures a month. His family are campaigning to have to have access to medical cannabis after treatment in Holland dramatically reduced Alfie’s seizures to just one a month.
Alfie’s family are urging the Home Sectary to immediately grant a license so they can have access to the medication he needs, and Jess has signed a letter in support of this.
March 8, 2018 - 1:25pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended an event to show her support for the upcoming Universal Credit Bill.
Jess supports the Universal Credit Bill’s aim to make split payments the ‘default’ for Universal Credit claims due to concerns that Universal Credit is likely to exacerbate financial abuse – as the monthly payment, made in arrears, will be paid to one person in the household.
March 7, 2018 - 10:13am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke about the experiences of her constituents in the Urgent Question on Yarl's Wood Detention Centre.
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February 27, 2018 - 1:12pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips, alongisde Lynne Baird, organised a meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner to discuss tackling knife crime in Birmingham.
Sadly last year Lynne Baird’s son, Dan Baird, was attacked outside Digbeth’s Forge Tavern pub and taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds. He unfortunately died from his injuries.
Dan’s murder was part of a number of knife attacks that claimed 11 lives in just seven weeks.
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