A normal background with a career in the real world.
He recently turned 41 years old and runs his own small business locally. This means has the time, energy and understanding to help deliver for Edmonton as your Member of Parliament.
He has actively fundraised for many charities, including taking part in the BT Tower Climb for Great Ormond Street charity.
Staunch supporter of the Curry Industry, 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.
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 is currenrly completing his Postgraduate Masters in Law (LLM) studying 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.
These values of entrepreneurship and service have guided James in his life; across politics, business and charity.
Conservation and preservation
James has a long track record in conservation and preservation. Volunteered his time on a range of projects. This includes saving an historic Tithe Barn from conversion and then setting up a trust to restore the building. Pictured right: Leading a clean-up of the Tithe Barn.
During his time as a councillor launched Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity strategies in addition to re-opening a river with enhanced wildlife habitats. At a national level served on the Local Government Association Board that led on conservation of historic buildings. Pictured right: Starting an orchard at the Emmaus homeless charity.
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 Wood Green – The Animals Charity.
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.
Produced by Adrian Croshaw, on behalf of James Hockney both of 16a Leighton Road, Enfield, EN1 1XJ.