Phil is a Councillor for the Kibworth ward of Harborough District Council. He is the current HDC Deputy Leader and Executive member for Finance, Assets, Development and Planning. He is a former Chairman of the Scrutiny Panel for Places, and member of the Council's key Transformation Board. He was previously the Council's representative on the Harborough District Disability Access Group, the District Council's Health Champion and rep on the Council of Governors of Kettering General Hospital Foundation NHS Trust.
Outside of politics, he is a Trustee and Vice Chairman of The Carers Centre, Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland,Treasurer of the Association of Leicestershire Governors, Chair of the local scout group committee, as well as Trustee & Treasurer of the Kibworth Hut.