October 27, 2017 - 11:05am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips has co-signed a letter to the Home Secretary calling on her to ensure the safety of women at abortion clinics.
The letter sets out the experience that many women go through when attending an abortion clinic due to protests outside; being shouted at, being called 'murderers' and having to look at distressing, graphic and often inaccurate images of aborted foetuses.
October 27, 2017 - 10:40am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke in a debate focused on the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Despite it being 2017, slavery still exists in our country with the Home Office estimating that there are from the 10,000 to 13,000 slaves in this country.
In the debate, Jess Phillips MP said:
"I thank hon. Members who brought this issue to the Backbench Business Committee—actually, I was on both sides; I just realised as I was saying it that I was thanking myself twice—as it is really important that we debate it.
October 26, 2017 - 8:55am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips spoke in the Opposition Day debate on Supported Housing.
Earlier in the day, the Government announced they had dropped plans to cap housing benefit for social housing and supported accommodation, which had been blamed for an 85% decline in new homes being built for vulnerable people.
In the debate, Jess Phillips MP said:
October 19, 2017 - 11:14am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips, in her role as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking, attended the Anti-Slavery Day Awards in the Speaker's House.
The Anti-Slavery Day Awards recognise the work of those journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters who have highlighted the nature and prevalence of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as the work of individuals and organisations which really goes beyond what would be expected.
October 19, 2017 - 9:19am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended Westminster Flu Day, an annual vaccination clinic held in the House of Commons.
Westminster Flu Day is held every year to share information about the importance of vaccination to support good health at all stages of life and how MPs can work with the NHS locally to increase coverage rates in our area.
October 18, 2017 - 1:47pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips intervened in the Universal Credit roll out debate to highlight the flaw in the current design for domestic violence victims.
Universal Credit is a new social security payment which is replacing 6 means-tested payments for people of working age who are in and out of work. The aim is to simplify and streamline the benefits system, improve work incentives, tackle poverty among low income families, and reduce the scope for error and fraud.
October 17, 2017 - 3:23pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended and spoke at a roundtable meeting on links between domestic abuse and women’s offending.
Jess spoke at a high-level roundtable meeting, also attended by Sarah Newton MP the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, to consider the links between domestic abuse and offending by some women and to discuss what can be done to improve criminal justice responses in this area.
October 16, 2017 - 1:28pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips has pledged to become a Bowel Cancer Champion to lead the change in Parliament for people affected by the disease.
Someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer every 15 minutes, making it the UK's fourth most common cancer. It's also the second biggest cancer killer, nearly 16,000 people die from the disease every year. Yet bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. However, only 15% are diagnosed at the earliest stage of the disease when the chance of survival is highest.
October 12, 2017 - 9:39am
Yardley MP Jess Phillips supports an Early Day Motion which calls for a review into legal aid cuts.
October 11, 2017 - 3:19pm
Yardley MP Jess Phillips, in her role as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on FGM, wants the UK to accelerate work on ending FGM.