Birmingham MP launches leadership campaign with video promising to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves
Jess Phillips launched her campaign for the Labour leadership yesterday with a slick video in which she promised to ‘stand up for all of those who feel they can’t stand up for themselves’.
In 2016, Ms Phillips appeared on ITV’s Peston programme and laughed hilariously alongside then-Tory MP Anna Soubry as impressionist Jan Ravens mocked Labour’s Diane Abbott:
Ms Abbott is among the most abused and threatened MPs of any party. Ms Phillips is also said to have told Abbott to ‘f*** off’ in 2015.
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