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The Life of an MP: Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics Kindle Edition
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From agonising decisions on foreign air strikes to making headlines about orgasms, from sitting in on history-making moments at the UN to eating McCain potato smiles at a black-tie banquet in China, the life of a politician is never dull. And it’s also never been more important. But politics is far bigger than Westminster, and in this book Jess Phillips makes the compelling case for why now, more than ever, we all need to be a part of it.
With trademark humour and honesty, Jess Phillips lifts the lid on what a career in politics is really like and why it matters – to all of us. This is the inside story of what’s really going on.
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- ASIN : B08HSNRKPP
- Publisher : Gallery UK (22 July 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1864 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 285 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,873 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book covers lots of areas from basics such as the names and roles positions within the House of Commons, there is even a really handy glossary at the back which lists all the main definitions so you can refer back to it as you're reading. Jess covers topics such as how an MP comes to be in that role, how local parliament works and the sort of jobs that local parliament deal with. Jess takes the reader behind the scenes at Westminster and explains how the House of Commons works and describes a typical week in the role of an MP, explaining the day-to-day work but also how laws and regulations get passed.
The only thing that I could criticise was that there were a lot of spelling mistakes/mis-typed words which got quite annoying, it's such a simple thing which could easily have been removed during the edit took away from how good this book actually is. Hopefully in the paperback edition this will have been sorted.
I can't stress enough how much I really enjoyed this book, Jess breaks the world of politics down so that its clear and accessible for everyone that doesn't have exceptional knowledge of the UK political system, I'd describe myself as moderately politically aware and I found it really informative. I was concerned before reading that this would be a book where a Politician tries their hardest to be relatable but Jess managed to escape that from happening, it was never patronising, instead it was informative and actually very inspiring.
However, that being said, it was a book which I started and finished relatively quickly as I was keen to see what it was like to be an MP.
At times, Jess did go on a political rant. However, her target was usually Boris. Even as a Conservative Party member, I cannot entirely blame her for that(!) Most of the book contains Jess's story of how she went through the ranks to become a member of parliament.
I've thought it for some time, but after reading this, if she were to become Labour leader, she would stand an excellent chance of winning.
For political reasons, I wish I didn't give it four stars, but it's worthy of it!