Phil Wilson (politician)

Phil Wilson (politician)

Infobox MP

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name = Phil Wilson
honorific-suffix = MP
constituency_MP = Sedgefield
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majority = 6,956
predecessor = Tony Blair
successor = Incumbent
term_start = 19 July 2007
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birth_date = 1959
birth_place = County Durham, England
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nationality = British
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party = Labour
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Phil Wilson (born c. 1959) is a British Labour Party politician who was elected Member of Parliament for the Sedgefield constituency on July 19 2007.cite news|title=Victory for Blair’s aide keeps the flame alive |work=The Times|url= |date=20 July 2007 |accessdate=2007-07-20|author=Fran Yeoman] The by-election was held following the resignation of former Prime Minister and member for Sedgefield, Tony Blair.cite news|title=Blair turns out to back Sedgefield candidate |work=The Guardian |url=,,2118232,00.html |date=4 July 2007 |accessdate=2007-07-04 |author=Hélène Mulholland] cite news|title=Phil Wilson - Labour's local man. | |url= |accessdate=2007-07-06 ]

The son of a Fishburn colliery worker, Wilson has lived in Sedgefield all of his life. After attending Trimdon Secondary Modern and Sedgefield Comprehensive School, Wilson became a shop assistant before moving on to be a clerical worker in the civil service where he was a lay-trade union official. Wilson has also worked as a gambling lobbyist.cite news|title=The gambling lobbyist who's taking over in Blair's backyard |work=The Daily Mail|url= |date=20 July 2007 |accessdate=2007-07-20|author=Jonathan Oliver] Wilson lives in the constituency in Trimdon with his partner Margaret where he runs a public relations firm.

Wilson is known for being one of the "Famous Five", a group of local Labour Party members who selected a young Tony Blair as the Labour candidate for Sedgefield for the 1983 election.


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