Jess Phillips

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Jess Phillips
MP
Official portrait of Jess Phillips.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham, Yardley
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by John Hemming
Majority 16,574 (37.2%)
Personal details
Born Jessica Rose Trainor
(1981-10-09) 9 October 1981 (age 38)
Website jessphillips.net


Jessica Rose Phillips (born 9 October 1981) was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham, Yardley in 2015, and was re-elected at the 2017 snap general election.

Member of Parliament

Phillips was selected to contest Birmingham Yardley in June 2013, a constituency at the time represented by John Hemming of the Liberal Democrats who at the 2010 general election, retained the seat with a majority of 3,002 votes. For the 2015 general election, Labour required a swing of 3.7% to take the seat, and after a swing of 11.7%, Phillips achieved a majority of 6,595 votes; equivalent to 16% of votes cast.

Phillips was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Lucy Powell, then Shadow Education Secretary, in September 2015.

She became chair of the Women’s Parliamentary Labour Party in September 2016.