Politics and campaigning

Committed Conservative and an active campaigner.

Most recently stood at the General Election in the Edmonton constituency where he secured both a swing from Labour and an increase in Conservative support.

Pictured right with former Edmonton MP, Ian Twinn.

Actively campaigned across the constituency and reaching out to the diverse communities which included visits to many faith groups and being a visible face outside local stations and holding street stalls.

In addition he was featured on four different Bangladeshi news channels about his campaign.

James also made time to visit the next door MP, Iain Duncan Smith and actively helped in his re-election campaign – that was a crucial seat to hold to return a Conservative government. In addition to canvassing and leafleting, he also held a coordinator role; training and marshalling activist in this key marginal seat.

During the 2018 and 2017 Elections, campaigned across the Borough of Enfield and London. This included supporting many Parliamentary Candidates with successful outreach to the Bangladeshi communities and arranged an opportunity for a candidate to speak to a large audience at a Mosque during prayers.

Pictured right: Campaigning for Shaun Bailey, Conservative London Mayoral Candidate during James’s successful Bush Hill Park by-election campaign. Also active in the London Mayoral Elections 2016 & 2012. He even campaigned across the pond in the 2008 USA Presidential Elections for the late Senator John McCain.

Track record in Local Government

Made history by being the first ever Conservative Councillor to be elected the Cambridgeshire Ward of Waterbeach. Taking the Conservatives from 3rd place / 16% vote share to 1st place / 60% vote share. This was despite the Lib Dems targeting his seat and ‘throwing in the kitchen sink’ to beat James – they never did. He vacated his seat when he moved to London with his family. Pictured right: Opening the new South Cambridgeshire Council Call Centre.

Media appearances – fighting for what is right

James has taken part in hundreds of media interviews across national television, national radio, national printed press, regional television, regional BBC radio, regional printed press, local commercial Radio, BBC radio, local printed press and a range of internet and blog news outlets.
A strong and reliable communicator, guided by his Conservative principles of hard work and value for money.

An experienced public speaker from small audiences in the tens through to thousands on the national stage speaking at the Conservative Party Conference on three separate occasions.

Whether through media interviews, debates, public speaking, telephone canvassing, door to door canvassing and leaflet delivery – has the reputation of being a dependable voice that wins over voters.