Alex Phillips to appear on Question Time on BBC TV – but it might not be who you think

Posted On 13 Nov 2019 at 11:37 pm

Alex Phillips is to appear on Question Time on BBC TV tomorrow evening (Thursday 14 November) when the programme is recorded in Brighton.

But viewers expecting to hear from the Green Party candidate in Brighton Kemptown in the general election next month will be disappointed.

Instead the Question Time panel will hear from another Alex Phillips, who also happens to be a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South East England constituency.

The Alex Phillips taking part in the show being recorded at the Attenborough Centre at Sussex University in Falmer represents the Brexit Party.

She came to Brighton during her campaign to be elected to the European Parliament in May but is less well known here than her Green namesake.

The Green MEP Alex Phillips is standing in Brighton Kemptown at the general election next month.

She is trying to unseat the sitting Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, a former fellow member of Brighton and Hove City Council.

There are fears in both parties that the contest will hand the House of Commons seat to another Brighton councillor, Joe Miller, who is trying to take the constituency back for the Conservatives.

Councillor Phillips, who became the youngest mayor of Brighton and Hove earlier this year, recently stood aside from her mayoral duties while she campaigns for a seat in the Commons.

She became an MEP in May when she succeeded former Brighton Green councillor Keith Taylor.

He took over the seat from Caroline Lucas who became Britain’s first Green MP in 2010 and is looking to be returned for a fourth time in Brighton Pavilion.

The Brexit Party’s Alex Phillips will join Question Time host Fiona Bruce and four other panellists at the Attenborough Centre, formerly the Gardner Arts Centre, at Sussex University to record the programme.

The BBC said that the other panellists were Tory MP James Cleverly, Labour MP Clive Lewis, Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts and the cyclist Chris Boardman.

  1. Powers C Reply

    He, she, greens, cons, MP, MEP + The important thing here is that you are accurately reporting during an election cycle

    I read this through several times and still couldn’t work out what you were telling us

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