Phillip has been interested in politics since school. He joined the Beaconsfield Conservative Association in 1992. In 2001, he successfully ran in a local council by-election in Beaconsfield achieving a significant swing from the Liberal Democrats.
In the 2005 General Election Phillip was the Conservative Party Candidate for Blaenau Gwent in South Wales. Following that campaign, Phillip was elected Deputy Chairman (Membership & Finance) of Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association. In May 2006, Phillip was selected for the Conservative Party Priority List of Candidates.
From 2007 to 2008 he served as Deputy Chairman (Political). In 2009 he joined Maidenhead Conservatives.
On May 6th 2010 Dr Phillip Lee was elected for the Bracknell Constituency at the General Election and in 2015 he was re-elected with an increased majority.
As an MP in the 2010-2015 Parliament, Phillip was elected Executive Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Space Committee and served as a Member of the Energy & Climate Change and Administration Select Committees. He was also a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) and a member of various All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs)
In July 2016, Phillip joined Theresa May’s government as Minister for Victims, Youth and Family Justice.
Phillip was born in Buckinghamshire in 1970. He was educated at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School in Marlow and studied Human Biology and Biological Anthropology at King’s College, London and Keble College, Oxford, before going on to study medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School at Imperial College in London.
He has since worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, before qualifying as a General Practitioner. He lives in Berkshire with his wife and daughter.
Phillip’s family are all from South Buckinghamshire. His father was born in High Wycombe and runs his own small business. His great-grandfather was a coal miner in Gorseinon near Swansea. His grandfather was a tail-gunner in a Halifax bomber in the Second World War before going on to work in High Wycombe for over thirty years. Consequently, he has been brought up to respect the value of liberty, the importance of taking responsibility for his actions and the value of a good day’s work. This family background shapes his politics.
Phillip has travelled widely throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. His interests include skiing (water and snow), football and rowing.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that the shortest recorded speech in the Chamber was on 2nd November 2012 by Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd) at one word. Hansard records: 2.29pm [Chris Ruane]: I- [Mr Deputy Speaker]: Order. It is 2.30. One of your finest speeches, Mr Ruane. 2.30pm.