Phil Wilson MP

Phil Wilson is MP for Sedgefield.

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In tune with the times

Phil Wilson MP

The story goes something like this: back in the 1920s, when jazz was just getting into its stride, someone asked Louis Armstrong, “What is this thing called jazz?” “If you’ve gotta ask,” the musician replied, “you’ll never know.” I relay this anecdote, not just because I love jazz, but because Armstrong’s response raises the issue…


A genuine progressive alliance

Phil Wilson MP

Labour is a party of strongly held values. We believe in those who can helping those who cannot. We implore people, as in the words of the parable of the good samaritan, ‘to go and do likewise’. Our belief in the big society isn’t tokenism it is our faith. We believe in the ability of…


The politics of solutions

Phil Wilson MP

Nearly everyone in politics has had a voter tell us “you’re all the same.” It baffles us. We spend so long attacking each other, explaining how huge our differences are. Yet from the perspective of some of my constituents, I see how they feel. People come to me with real issues, yet politicians can sometimes…