Jess Phillips

Former MP, Birmingham, Yardley

Birmingham, Yardley Labour

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Recent appearances

  • Early Parliamentary General Election 19 Apr 2017

    In my hon. Friend’s questions about why things are happening in his constituency, will he ask Ministers why my children’s school, which is in his constituency, now has classes of 32 children? I do not remember that happening under a Labour Government. Does he agree?
  • Business of the House 18 Apr 2017

    I was not going to speak, but like everybody else sat in this Chamber it may well be the last time I get the chance. [Interruption.] If hon. Members will let me finish. I came here to speak honestly and plainly, and to speak like the people outside this building. What I cannot understand from what the Leader of the House has said today is how any of this makes things clearer, or makes us feel...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Harassment: Court Orders 18 Apr 2017

    To ask the Attorney General, what training is available for Police and Crown Prosecution Service staff on the nature and enforcement of restraining orders.

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Former Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Free Schools
  • Academies
  • Academies: North of England
  • Pupils: Autism
  • Schools Commissioner: Exhibitions

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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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jess Phillips’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 152 written questions in the last year — well 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 72.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 67 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
As a City Councillor, I receive an allowance of £1,355.58 a month from Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB, until 5 May 2016 (final payment 25 April 2016). Hours: expected to be 3 days a week. (Registered 7 June 2015; updated 15 April 2016)
Payments from the BBC, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
21 April 2016, received £150 for appearing on 'Any Questions'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 May 2016)
6 June 2016, received £350 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2016)
26 January 2017, received £350 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2017)
5 May 2016, received £150 from Truth Consulting Ltd, 65 Gresham St, London EC2V 7NQ, for a survey. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 May 2016)
Payments from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London, NW1 7EA, for appearing on 'Have I Got News For You':
17 June 2016, received £1,500. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2016)
16 December 2016, received £1,500. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 04 January 2017)
1 August 2016, received £500 from Intelligence Squared, 21 Albemarle St, London W15 4BS, for being a speaker at a debate. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 15 August 2016)
25 August 2016, received £372.82 from the Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for writing an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 06 September 2016)
Payments from Hutchinson, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road London SW1V 2SA, via Tibor Jones & Associates, 2-6 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8HY:
6 September 2016, received £25,625 advance payment for a book. Hours: approx. 80 hrs (10 hrs per week during July and August 2016). (Registered 28 October 2016)
10 November 2016, received £25,625 advance for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 07 December 2016)
10 February 2017, received £250 from the New Statesman, 7 Carmelite Street, Blackfriars, London EC4Y 0BS, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2017)
22 February 2017, received £500 from News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for writing an article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 March 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until June 2016, a tenth share of a house in Dordogne, France: (i). (Registered 07 June 2015; updated 01 July 2016)
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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