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British Labour MP Jess Phillips launches Yours Sincerely podcast

PRESS RELEASE · Birmingham England, UK ·

Labour MP and best selling author Jess Phillips is inviting some familiar faces and voices to celebrate three people that mean the world to them in her brand new podcast, Yours Sincerely with Jess Phillips.

Ever since Jess Phillips can remember, she’s always been a prolific writer. From sharing her thoughts and feelings with friends and families to stating the case for her latest opinions in Parliament, she’s never far from literally or metaphorically putting pen to paper.

So, at the start of the very first lockdown, when she was seeing lots of her constituents losing loved ones to Covid-19. Jess decided to write her husband and kids a letter, telling them how much she loved them, in case she lost the chance to say one last goodbye.

Each guest will tell Jess about someone they love… someone who’s no longer around … and someone who doesn’t realise how significant a role they’ve played in their lives. Before revealing how they would sign each letter off.

From the launch of the podcast on the 9th September, Jess will be joined by guests who include her first guest Rev, Kate Bottley, fellow Brummy Benjamin Zephaniah, podcasting royalty Deborah Frances-White and mental health activist Charly Cox.

Speaking about her podcast about writing, Jess said - “I’ve never struggled with words, whether that’s on paper, email or just coming out of my mouth. But I’ve loved hearing how others have used this podcast to share how they really feel about those that mean the most to them. We’ve had letters to lost relatives, a teacher across the globe, teammates who’re now lifelong friends… and there’s not been an episode that hasn’t brought a tear to my eye!”

Yours Sincerely with Jess Phillips is an Audio Always Production, and is available on all major podcast platforms.

About Jess Phillips MP

Jess Phillips MP believes in speaking truth to power. She’s spent years working with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking while working at Women’s Aid. Jess continues to use her voice to give a platform to the issues she cares about most in her role as the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley and Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding.

She has written books about politics and her life in politics including ‘Every Woman’, ‘Truth to Power’ and her latest book ‘Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP’.

About Audio Always

Audio Always was founded eight years ago at MediaCityUK in Salford. The Audio Always team produces daily live radio shows for the BBC, audiobooks for major publishers, podcast Originals, audio content for brands and more. For the BBC, the team produce daily live radio shows from Salford, including Life Hacks with Vick Hope and Katie Thistleton on Radio 1, OJ Borg and Dr Rangan Chatterjee on Radio 2, Elis James and John Robins on BBC Radio 5 Live each Friday and Chris Hawkins on 6 Music.

Audio Always works with publishers including Penguin, DK, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins and Hachette UK to deliver hundreds of hours of produced audiobooks each month whilst the company’s partnerships team develops radio and digital audio advertising campaigns for brands and agencies across the UK.

In the podcast space, as well as producing podcasts for the likes of Hollyoaks, Dreams and Nordoff Robbins, the company has a growing Audio Always Originals podcast offering, including ‘Help I Sexted My Boss’ with Radio 1’s Jordan North and etiquette expert William Hanson, ‘Show and Tell’ with Christopher Biggins, ‘Sofa Cinema Club’ with Colson Smith, Jack P Shepherd and Ben Price from Coronation Street and ‘Moon Under Water’ with John Robins.

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