Twitter users were quick to mock the announcement.
The bookies remain unimpressed with Jess and she is currently around the 16/1 mark lagging well behind Starmer, Long-Bailey, Nandy and Cooper. Ian Lavery is almost neck and neck with her after he suggested he too may enter the contest. She didn't do her supposed working class credentials much favour when she posted the following picture on her Twitter account on New Year's Eve.
|Jess Phillips and family on New Year's Eve 2009|
'Common as muck' Jess Phillips was also educated at the poshest school in Birmingham. You're a phoney, bab.