Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

JESS QUESTIONS FCO ON PEACEKEEPING

February 21, 2018 - 9:11am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips asked two questions to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in regards to their efforts on international peacekeeping.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
“What steps he is taking to support international peacekeeping efforts?”
 
Harriet Baldwin MP, the Minister for Africa said:
 

JESS MEETS LOCAL SOCIAL MOBILITY CHARITY HIGH-FLYERS

February 9, 2018 - 5:02pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips has spoken at an event for young people targeting careers in major firms.
 
Speaking to students from a life-changing social mobility charity, Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB), Jess spoke about her career, inequality, and the importance of youth political engagement.
 

LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL VISITS JESS IN PARLIAMENT

February 7, 2018 - 9:14am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips was visited by St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School in Parliament.
 
During their visit, St Bernadette's had a tour of Parliament and had to design their own campaigns around an issue that they wanted to change.
 
They discussed these campaigns with Jess and the different ways they could carry out their campaign, before asking Jess questions about her role as an MP.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

JESS BACKS THE #FIXDEMENTIACARE CAMPAIGN

February 6, 2018 - 6:19pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips is uniting with the Alzheimer's Society to ensure that the Government are held to account on their promise to reform dementia care.
 
Social care is currently under-funded and under-resourced, and with an ageing population and an increase in the prevalence of conditions such as dementia these issues are only set to get worse.
 

JESS CELEBRATES THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN GETTING THE VOTE

February 6, 2018 - 12:28pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips is attending a number of meetings and events in Parliament today to celebrate 100 years since some women got the vote.
 
February 6th marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act granted the vote to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. The same Act also gave the vote to all men over the age of 21.
 

JESS PLEDGES TO #PASSONPLASTIC

February 6, 2018 - 10:01am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips backs the Sky Ocean Rescue project and pledged to #PassOnPlastic.
 
The campaign focuses on single-use plastics - those that are used for a matter of minutes and then thrown away - due to the fact that the equivalent of a rubbish truckload is dumped into the ocean every minute.
 

JESS BACKS BABY LEAVE FOR MPS MOTION

February 2, 2018 - 11:21am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke in a debate calling for Baby Leave for MPs to entitle them to discharge their responsibilities to voting by proxy.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 
"It is a massive honour to follow all those who have spoken so far, and I feel that we are hon. Friends across the House today. I suppose that I should register not an interest, but a total disinterest in ever having another child, so this measure would not benefit me in the slightest. I could not be more disinterested.
 

JESS SUPPORTS CONSTITUENT'S CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS

January 30, 2018 - 5:19pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips met her constituent Inam outside Downing Street to support his campaign to get more support for skilled migrants living in the UK.
 
Inam is campaigning to prevent the Government from rejecting visa applications due to an applicant's late tax returns. He highlights that many skilled migrants, for example who have PhDs in skilled subjects like biochemistry, are making worthwhile contributions to society but are having their applications rejected due to late tax returns.
 

JESS CALLS FOR END TO #SEXISMINSCHOOLS

January 30, 2018 - 1:27pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips is supporting the National Education Union and UK Feminista campaign to end #sexisminschools.
 
A recent report was launched called "It's Just Everywhere - a Study on Sexism in Schools and How We Tackle It".
 
The report's findings show that sexist language and gender stereotypes are a typical feature of school culture, contributing to a climate in which sexual harassment is commonplace, and that 37% of girls at mixed-sex schools have been sexually harassed while at school.
 

Constituency Office closed for staff training

January 30, 2018 - 10:45am

By: OfficeTeam

The Constituency office will be closed on Monday 5th February for staff training.

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