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BBC Question Time: Jess Phillips' First Appearance Was As An Impassioned Audience Member

28/01/2016 18:44 GMT | Updated 28/01/2016 18:59 GMT
Jess Phillips on BBC Question Time, 2010

Jess Phillips MP joins us this week - her first time on the panel, but not her first time on the programme. Here she is getting stuck in from the audience before she became a politician...

Posted by BBC Question Time on Monday, January 25, 2016

Jess Phillips is to appear on Thursday night's Question Time from Stamford, Lincolnshire, but it isn't her first time on the programme.

The outspoken Labour MP, elected at the 2015 general election, stole the show as audience member back in 2010.

In footage that has recently emerged, Phillips is seen lambasting the then newly installed coalition government's programme of austerity in her signature style. Watch the clip, above.

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Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips in 2010

Airing her views towards a panel that included former Coalition Faith Minister Baroness Warsi, Phillips says: "You talk about fairness but it seems totally unfair that the cuts seem to be starting with children and families.

"The cuts surely should be starting with people up in their ivory towers, like David Cameron.

"I doubt very much that the loss of £129 to him would be very great but why is it women and children who are facing the brunt of these cuts?"

As well as Phillips, Thursday’s edition boasts the Conservative Transport Secretary Patrick McCloughlin, the SNP's Angus Robertson, columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and Conservative Party ad man Moray MacLennan.

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