Philip is a graduate of Bournemouth University and has lived with his family in Pokesdown since 2001. He has taught at schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch and inner-city London. Philip has seen at first hand the damage inflicted on our children through relentless Tory cuts to schools. Teachers across the country routinely have to get by without even the basics like textbooks and even pens and pencils.
The Tory pledge in 2018 to fund schools adequately was never delivered and this has resulted in cuts to front line teaching and support staff up and down England and Wales.
Some of Philip's top campaign priorities are to tackle the climate emergency without delay, reverse damaging Tory education cuts, deliver more affordable housing, fight for better adult social care and to Stop Brexit.