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In the world of politics, telling the truth might seem low on the list of priorities – but this is just one of the reasons why Labour MP Jess Phillips has created such a storm since her election to Parliament in 2015.
Simultaneously described ‘a breath of fresh air’ and ‘a pain in the arse’, she makes no apology for shouting long and loudly about things she cares about. Whether it is for women’s equality, refugees’ rights, highlighting poverty in the UK or serving her Birmingham Yardley constituents, Phillips has become renowned as a politician who tells the truth.
She gives an account of her life, from her childhood in a fiercely socialist and feminist family in Birmingham, to her student days at Leeds University, to her surprising victory in the 2015 election, to being a newbie in Parliament. She describes what it is like to be an MP – a group of people who have taken the brunt of the political apathy sweeping the world but who as a whole serve their constituency with dedication and sincerity – and reminds us that we each have a part to play in this world, exploring how we can lessen the gender divide, the class divide and the poverty divide in our country.
Read reviews of the book Everywoman on our Jess Phillips blog.
Image credit: Nicola Tree
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