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.

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

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Jess Phillips

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Grenfell Tower Fire/Fire Safety 26 Jun 2017

    I want to follow on from the point made about immigration status by my very welcome hon. Friend the Member for Kensington (Emma Dent Coad). Having worked with people with a very fragile immigration status who have suffered a trauma, I know that until people have a stable immigration status, they will never feel safe to speak out. The Secretary of State asks what we can do. We could give...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence: Bail 26 Jun 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of pre-charge bail reforms on the police's response to domestic abuse incidents.
  • 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?

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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

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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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Jess Phillips’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 124 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.
  • 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") 57 times in debates — 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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