His Legislative Achievements include:
Parliamentary Draftsman - Marco Polo Programme
Parliamentary Draftsman - Trans European Networks - 2004
Parliamentary Draftsman on Opinion on TEN's Financial Regulation 2002
SESAR (Single European Skies Airspace Management)
Revision to Money Laundering Directive
Legal Affairs and Internal Market (1999-2003)
Philip steered through legal opinions on:
Air Carrier Liability - A complex legal dispute over the levels of compensation payable to air passengers and their families for injuries, or for lost or damaged baggage.
Public Service Contract Regulations - Overhaul of the tendering process for local authorities for bus and rail services.
Philip is a former West Midlands CPC Chairman and a former Chairman of the West Midlands region. He was also a member of the National Local Government Committee until 1998. Philip has held various posts with different local authorities, mainly based around planning.
Philip fought Wolverhampton South East in the General Election of 1992, and County Durham in the 1994 European Elections.
Philip was first elected MEP for the West Midlands in 1999.
He was Chief Whip for the Conservatives in the European Parliament from April 2004 to January 2007, and was appointed Chief Whip again in November 2009. He is currently Conservative Spokesman for Regional Policy and Local Government.
Following the European Elections in June 2009, Philip was elected Chairman of the European Parliament Inter-Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with Canada.
He holds a post of Co-Treasurer for European Conservatives and Reformists Group.
He is a substitute Member of the Transport and Tourism Committee and a Member of the Regional Development Committee.
He is Honorary President of the European Parliament's Sri Lanka Liaison Group. Philip is also a Member of the Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue.
Philip is Vice Chairman of the Friends of the Commonwealth Group.