Philip graduated from Huddersfield University with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Historical and Political Studies. Before being elected, Philip worked for Asda for 12 years, working his way up from the bottom to be a Senior Marketing Manager.
Philip was elected as Conservative Member of Parliament for Shipley in 2005 with a majority of 422 and was re-elected in 2010, 2015, and 2017 with a 51.3% share of the vote.
Following 9 years on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, Philip has also sat on both the Justice Select Committee and the Women and Equalities Select Committee. He is also on the panel of Chairs for Westminster Hall debates and the Committee stages of Bills.
Philip became the first MP to publicly call for Britain to withdraw from the EU and launched the 'Better Off Out' campaign back in April 2006. He is also the Parliamentary Spokesman for the Campaign Against Political Correctness.
Philip has twice won an award at the Spectator Parliamentary Awards and also won the Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) Champion Award in 2015.
When not working Philip enjoys all sports, horse-racing in particular.