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This week is Carers Week, which highlights the invaluable work carried out by carers, and what we can do to make sure they feel supported.

Bridget Phillipson MP: We owe carers a huge debt of gratitude

This week is Carers Week, which highlights the invaluable work carried out by carers, and what we can do to make sure they feel supported. Read more



On Friday 01 June I held my sixteenth coffee morning on anti-social behaviour at Silksworth Youth and Community Centre, which provided an opportunity for residents to raise their concerns about a number of local and national issues.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Coffee Morning in Silksworth

On Friday 01 June I held my sixteenth coffee morning on anti-social behaviour at Silksworth Youth and Community Centre, which provided an opportunity for residents to raise their concerns about a number of... Read more

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On Monday 14th May, I pressed the government on its misguided decision to spend millions on grammar schools, rather than tackling the root causes of educational inequality in the north east.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Fighting for better education

On Monday 14th May, I pressed the government on its misguided decision to spend millions on grammar schools, rather than tackling the root causes of educational inequality in the north east.... Read more

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which highlights the importance of good mental health, and how we can make it easier for people to get the right support they need.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Government must do more to improve mental health care

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which highlights the importance of good mental health, and how we can make it easier for people to get the right support they... Read more

In recent weeks, people up and down the country have been rightly shocked to learn of the callous treatment received by the Windrush generation.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Windrush crisis shows we need a fairer system

In recent weeks, people up and down the country have been rightly shocked to learn of the callous treatment received by the Windrush generation. Read more


On 20 April I had the pleasure of meeting Abbie and Mark from the Durham Wildlife Trust to talk about their work to preserve our local environment.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Durham Wildlife Trust

On 20 April I had the pleasure of meeting Abbie and Mark from the Durham Wildlife Trust to talk about their work to preserve our local environment. Read more

On 28 March I held a Westminster Hall debate on the recruitment and retention of GPs. 

Bridget Phillipson MP: Westminter Hall GP debate

On 28 March I held a Westminster Hall debate on the recruitment and retention of GPs.  Read more

On March 24 I held the latest in my series of constituency coffee mornings at Farringdon Youth and Community Centre.

Bridget Phillipson MP holds coffee morning in Farringdon

On March 24 I held the latest in my series of constituency coffee mornings at Farringdon Youth and Community Centre. Read more

This article was originally published in the New Statesman on 22 March 2018. To read the original article click here

Machine politics is underrated – and essential to winning power and changing policy

This article was originally published in the New Statesman on 22 March 2018. To read the original article click here Read more

Last week, politicians of all parties came together in Parliament to condemn the unprecedented and despicable use of a nerve agent in Salisbury at the beginning of March.

Bridget Phillipson MP: Chemical weapon use on our streets cannot be tolerated

Last week, politicians of all parties came together in Parliament to condemn the unprecedented and despicable use of a nerve agent in Salisbury at the beginning of March. Read more

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