Phil Wilson (British politician)
|Phil Wilson MP|
|Member of Parliament
19 July 2007
|Preceded by||Tony Blair|
31 May 1959 |
County Durham, England
Philip 'Phil' Wilson (born 31 May 1959) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield on 19 July 2007. The by-election was held following the resignation of former Prime Minister and member for Sedgefield, Tony Blair.
The son of a Fishburn colliery worker, Wilson has lived in the Sedgefield constituency all of his life. After attending Trimdon Secondary Modern and Sedgefield Comprehensive School, Wilson became a shop assistant before moving on to be a clerical worker in the civil service where he was a lay-trade union official. Wilson has also worked as a gambling lobbyist. Wilson lives in Trimdon with his girlfriend Margaret where he runs a public relations firm.
Wilson has been an Assistant Whip for the Labour Party since the 2010 general election.
In 2012 he was elected to the Progress strategy board.
- Fran Yeoman (20 July 2007). "Victory for Blair’s aide keeps the flame alive". The Times. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
- Hélène Mulholland (4 July 2007). "Blair turns out to back Sedgefield candidate". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-07-04.
- "Phil Wilson – Labour's local man.". sedgefield-labour.com. Retrieved 2007-07-06.
- Jonathan Oliver (20 July 2007). "The gambling lobbyist who's taking over in Blair's backyard". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2007-07-20.
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|Member of Parliament for Sedgefield
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