Bridget Phillipson

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Bridget Phillipson
MP
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Member of Parliament
for Houghton and Sunderland South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by New constituency
Majority 12,341 (29.8%)
Personal details
Born (1983-12-19) 19 December 1983 (age 35)
Website Official website


Bridget Maeve Phillipson (born 19 December 1983) was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Houghton and Sunderland South. She was the first MP to be declared to be elected to the 2015 Parliament, with an increased majority of 12,938. She was re-elected in 2017.

She joined the Labour Party at age 15. In 2003, she was elected Co-Chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, and in 2005, graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History.

Political career

After entering Parliament in 2010 aged just 26, she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Jim Murphy, then Shadow Secretary of State for Defence.

Between October 2013 and September 2015, she served as Opposition Whip.

She was elected to the Home Affairs Committee in July 2010, and remained a member until November 2013. She is currently a member of the Public Accounts Committee.

From 2010 to 2015, she was Secretary to All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Domestic and Sexual Violence, which published the report "The Changing Landscape of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services" in February 2015.

She was also a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defence Reform Act 2014, and of the Procedure Committee between July 2010 and October 2011. Since October 2010, she has been a member of the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission.

Phillipson increased her majority in the 2017 general election.