Join us for an evening with Jess Phillips as she talks about her life as an MP, lifting the lid on what a career in politics is really like.

There is nobody in Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley since 2015 and Shadow Minister (Home Office) she is fearless, funny and full of straight talking wisdom, with the reputation of a people’s champion. Her book, The Life of an MP: Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics is published in paperback on 14th April.

From agonising decisions on foreign air strikes to making headlines about orgasms, from sitting in on history-making moments at the UN to eating McCain potato smiles at a black-tie banquet in China, the life of a politician is never dull. And it’s also never been more important. But politics is far bigger than Westminster, and in this book Jess Phillips makes the compelling case for why now, more than ever, we all need to be a part of it.

With trademark humour and honesty, Jess Phillips lifts the lid on what a career in politics is really like and why it matters – to all of us. This is the inside story of what’s really going on. 

‘This book is here to take you inside the daily realities of Westminster. I don’t mean that it’s going to bore you to death with a blow by blow account of what it’s like to sit on the Statutory Instrument Debate on Naval regulations 1968-2020 – but to demystify the places and practice of politics.’

We’re delighted to welcome Jess Phillips to Oswestry for what should be a hugely informative, revealing and entertaining event!

Tickets: £12 (Admits One, includes a copy of The Life of an MP) or £20 (Admits Two, includes one copy of The Life of an MP). Tickets available from the bookshop or purchase online (with booking fee)

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