Bridget Phillipson MP

Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Bridget Phillipson MP managed a refuge for victims of domestic violence before entering Parliament in 2010 at the age of 26. She was for many years secretary to the APPG for Domestic & Sexual Violence, and served on the Home Affairs Select Committee from 2010 to 2013, before becoming an opposition whip under Ed Miliband. After the 2015 general election she joined the Public Accounts Committee, and in April 2020 she was appointed to Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, working closely with Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor. She has a particular responsibility for ensuring fiscal discipline across the frontbench, and building confidence in Labour’s economic strategy. She has written widely, especially for the New Statesman and Political Quarterly, on the challenges that will face the next Labour government, the role of the state in achieving change, and how Labour needs to change to win.