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Jess Phillips: “I was raised to believe that Tory was a swear word”

The Birmingham Yardley MP and Labour leadership candidate answers Prospect's quickfire questions—from her biggest regret to what she's changed her mind about in politics

By Prospect Team  

Jess Philips illustrated by Nick Taylor.

First news/historical event you can recall?

I remember the miners’ strike. I was only four when it happened, but I remember my parents taking us to rallies and talking about the clashes.

The book you are most embarrassed you never yet read?

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

What’s the one bit of advice you’d give to your younger self?

You’ll regret not keeping up learning a musical instrument and a foreign language.

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