Jess Phillips MP headshotJess Phillips Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley

JESS SUPPORTS CALL FOR ‘HILLSBOROUGH LAW’ TO ASSIST GRENFELL

May 18, 2018 - 1:59pm

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 

JESS ATTENDS THE UNVEILING OF THE MILLICENT FAWCETT STATUE

May 10, 2018 - 10:37am

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 

JESS MEETS WITH PROFESSOR MOSS AND DOCTORS RESEARCHING BLOOD CANCER

April 26, 2018 - 3:34pm

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 

JESS JOINS APPG ON SINGLE PARENTS

March 21, 2018 - 6:39pm

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

JESS MEETS ALFIE DINGLEY AND HIS FAMILY IN PARLIAMENT

March 20, 2018 - 11:37am

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 

JESS SUPPORTS UNIVERSAL CREDIT BILL

March 8, 2018 - 1:25pm

By: OfficeTeam

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. 
 

JESS SPEAKS OUT IN YARL'S WOOD URGENT QUESTION

March 7, 2018 - 10:13am

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke about the experiences of her constituents in the Urgent Question on Yarl's Wood Detention Centre.
 
Jess Phillips MP said:
 

JESS AND LYNNE BAIRD MEET WITH PCC TO DISCUSS TACKLING KNIFE CRIME

February 27, 2018 - 1:12pm

By: OfficeTeam

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.
 

JESS CONTINUES HER SUPPORT FOR THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANT CAMPAIGN

February 21, 2018 - 4:03pm

By: OfficeTeam

Yardley MP Jess Phillips once again showed her support for her constituent Inam's campaign to get more support for skilled migrants living in the UK.
 
Since January, Inam's campaign has received significant support from families across the UK and from other MPs.
 
The specific focuses of today's peaceful protest was against Home Office injustice, inhumane delays and the disproportionate use of Immigration Rule 322 (5) on Indefinite Leave to Remain applications.
 

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:
 

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