Phillip was elected in the September 2017 by election to represent Hogmoor ward as Whitehill Town Council. Phillip is working on several local inititiaves including speedwatch, with fellow Cllr. Adam Carew. Phillip, an ex police officer and member of the Planning and Highways committee. At the time of election Phillip said "Whitehill and Bordon are starting to benefit from one of the most exciting regeneration programmes in the UK with over £1 billion invested in much needed roads, schools, shops, restaurants, surgeries, jobs and even a cinema. Our community will be represented and its voice heard at every stage of these exciting developments."