Jess Phillips

MP, Birmingham, Yardley

Birmingham, Yardley Labour

Jess Phillips’s voting in Parliament

Jess Phillips is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Jess Phillips sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Jess Phillips generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Jess Phillips has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 20 Oct 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who in those areas where universal credit is being rolled out is receiving the payment by sex in each household.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 20 Oct 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106034, on universal credit, for what reason that data is not available; and whether his Department has plans to make that data available.
  • Universal Credit Roll-Out 18 Oct 2017

    The suggestion that I would like to add to that list—I wonder if the hon. Gentleman agrees with me—is that the Department might start to monitor whether people have requested split payments, which were put in place by campaigners like me to ensure that victims of domestic violence can access any of their finances. At the moment, under the current system, they have to admit it in...

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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
  • Department of Health
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Free Schools
  • Academies
  • Academies: North of England
  • Pupils: Autism
  • Schools Commissioner: Exhibitions

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jess Phillips’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 95 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 75.00% 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.
  • 67 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Jess Phillips’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 59 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the BBC, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA:
26 January 2017, received £350 for appearing on 'This Week'. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2017)
Payments from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London, NW1 7EA, for appearing on 'Have I Got News For You':
16 December 2016, received £1,500. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 04 January 2017)
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 April 2017, received £25,625 advance payment for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 14 June 2017)
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)
7 September 2017, received £400 from the Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for writing an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Henry Tinsley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
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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