Jess Phillips

MP, Birmingham, Yardley

Birmingham, Yardley Labour

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Royal Assent: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 19 Jul 2018

    I want to add my voice to the many people who have spoken already and to the many voices who have called me since they met with the Leader of the House and saw the proposals—the voices of the many women and men involved who brought us to this point—in saying what a positive step forwards this is. As someone who has been a naysayer all the way through the process, I thought that it...
  • Royal Assent: Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 19 Jul 2018

    I thank my friend, the right hon. Lady, for her intervention. I am not convinced by that argument. I worry about the identity of those who come forward being at risk in all such situations, and there are Members who have not behaved well in that regard and who have released things about people to try to shut things down. There are all sorts of reasons why we have to be very careful about how...
  • Domestic Abuse Victims and Family Courts — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] 18 Jul 2018

    Like the Minister and the Opposition spokesperson, I thank everybody who has spoken. My hon. Friend the Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge (Angela Smith) never fails to move me when she talks about Claire. I have known Claire for two years now and have heard her story a million times. It still moves me to tears every single time I hear it, because it could have been avoided. I thank the...

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Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Jess Phillips campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Free Schools
  • Academies
  • Academies: North of England
  • Menorrhagia
  • Pupils: Autism

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Commons Reference Group on Representation and Inclusion Committee (since 15 Nov 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jess Phillips’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 58 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 69.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 108 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Hutchinson, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA, via Tibor Jones & Associates, 2-6 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8HY:
9 March 2018, received £25,625 payment for a book on publishing of the paperback. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 13 April 2018)
Payments received from the Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
7 September 2017, received £400 for writing an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2017)
16 November 2017, received £370.64 for writing an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2017)
4 January 2018, received £599.50 for writing two articles. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2018)
1 February 2018, received £341.12 for writing an article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2018)
Payments received from Dods, 11th floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, as Deputy Editor of the House Magazine:
8 September 2017, received £615. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2017)
Until further notice I will receive a quarterly payment of £2,000. Hours: 2 hrs per month. (Registered 19 October 2017)
Payments from the Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
21 September 2017, received £100 for writing an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 December 2017)
22 March 2018, received £400 for writing an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 April 2018)
10 May 2018, received £240 for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 June 2018)
14 June 2018, received £255.83 for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 June 2018)
13 December 2017, received £1,000 from Cheltenham Literary Festival, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS, for acting as a Guest Curator. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2018)
9 January 2018, received £1,000 from Shortlist Media, 26-34 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QA, for two talks at Stylist Live event. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2018)
10 April 2018, received £750 from News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for writing an article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 13 April 2018)
8 March 2018, received £500 from Endemol Shine UK Ltd, Shepherds Building Central, Charecroft Way, London W14 0EE, for a television appearance. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2018)
19 March 2018, received £400 from Hearst Magazines UK London, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 April 2018)
20 April 2018, received £818.78 from Vintage Classics, The Random House Group Ltd, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA, via United Agents, Lexington House, 12-26 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 0LE, for writing the introduction to a book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2018)
18 May 2018, received £300 from ES Magazine, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5EE, for a restaurant review. Horus: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2018)
31 May 2018, received £1,000 from Rumpus Media, North Row Studios, 64 North Row, London W1K 7DA, for filming a consumer rights show. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2018)
22 June 2018, received £1,500 from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London NW1 7EA, for appearing on Have I got News for You. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Anthony McCourt
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 in monthly donations of £1,000, from 1 October to 1 December 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 February 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians
Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £854

Destination of visit: West Bank and Israel

Dates of visit: 12-16 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding visit organised by the Council for Arab-British Understanding and Medical Aid for Palestinians.

(Registered 21 February 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Tom Phillips, as Constituency Support Manager. (Registered 07 June 2015)

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