Phil Wilson (British politician)

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Phil Wilson MP
Member of Parliament
for Sedgefield
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 July 2007
Preceded by Tony Blair
Majority 8,696 (21.6%)
Personal details
Born (1959-05-31) 31 May 1959 (age 54)
County Durham, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Margaret Brown[1]

Philip 'Phil' Wilson[2] (born 31 May 1959) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield on 19 July 2007.[3] The by-election was held following the resignation of former Prime Minister and member for Sedgefield, Tony Blair.[4][5]

The son of a Fishburn colliery worker, Wilson has lived in the Sedgefield constituency all of his life.[5] 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.[5] Wilson has also worked as a gambling lobbyist.[6] Wilson lives in Trimdon with his girlfriend Margaret where he runs a public relations firm.[4]

Wilson is known for being one of the "Famous Five", a group of local Labour Party members who help a young Tony Blair get selected as the Labour candidate for Sedgefield for the 1983 election.[4]

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.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Tony Blair
Member of Parliament for Sedgefield
2007–present
Incumbent