Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips is the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley. Jess was formerly a business development manager for Women’s Aid in the West Midlands. She was selected as a Labour Party candidate via an all-women shortlist. Jess has a strange form of attentional blindness that means that violence perpetrated against men and boys is… Continue reading Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips and Afghanistan

I strongly support the concept of rough parity in the number of male and female members of Parliament in the UK. The Labour Party has brought this about by means of all-women shortlists. Although the aim of this was laudable, the policy has had some unforeseen consequences. One is that some of the appointees were… Continue reading Jess Phillips and Afghanistan