Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley
Jess has committed her life to improving the lives of others, especially the most vulnerable, and spent five years working for Women’s Aid supporting and defending women.
Jess became a councillor in 2012 through the Labour Future Candidates Programme. In this role she worked tirelessly to support residents, with her work being recognised when she became Birmingham’s first ever Victims Champion.
Since becoming a MP in 2015, Jess has continued her fight to support those who need it the most and has been appointed to the Women and Equalities Committee and Backbench Business Committee.