James Hockney is an SME owner, Dad and Conservative London Councillor (representing Bush Hill Park) in Enfield Borough and Shadow Cabinet Member.
Scored an unexpected win at the Bush Hill Park by-election in 2018; boosting this highly marginal seat from a Conservative majority from under one hundred votes to over 700 with a stunning 11% swing. Shadow Finance Cabinet Member on the Enfield Council opposition.
Most recently stood for Parliament in Edmonton, London increasing the Conservative vote share and a swing from Labour.
For over a decade has been an advocate in the anti-bullying cause and was recently invited to speak at the All Party Parllamentary Inquiry into school bullying.
As a staunch supporter of the Curry sector, which has included hosting the NCA 2019 Curry Awards in the House of Lords. The industry faces many challenges and opportunities which James has seen first hand having relatives and friends working in the sector running businesses.
In the Enfield Borough he is active in outreach efforts. This includes attending the launch of the ‘Minds for Action’ youth project with the Mayor and working with various charities and faith groups. With the Council, Police and local Advisory Committee on Religious Education he led on organising the first Enfield Borough Interfaith event, which was a great success.
Inspirational example of social mobility
James was the first person in his family to go to University, securing a LLB Law Degree with 2:1 Honours. He also undertook a Postgraduate Masters in Law (LLM) at a London University.
His wife’s large family moved to Enfield Borough 30 years ago from Bangladesh – and continue to live through out the Borough. They are successful business people and James’ wife works part time for an older peoples charity in north London.
Committed Charity worker and fundraiser
James has actively fundraised for over a dozen different charities through organising gala dinners for them. Most recently he also completed the London BT Tower climb in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
Currently James’ Ltd Company is supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Remus Horse Sanctuary. His business is also working with a foundation on bringing forward homes for the homeless across the UK.
He has also served on a range or charitable boards in the housing, educational, homelessness and conservation sectors.
James’ real world experience across the public, private & charity sectors with a normal background means he knows how to get action.