Outside politics

Family and community

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James lives in north London, where his wife’s family live and have long ties. Originally born and grew up in Cambridgeshire. This was quite a major change in his life, but now calls London his home. He has a wonderful young family and his daughter was born in London – James deeply values the NHS.

His wife plays a leading role at a charity that provides key outreach and activities to Pensioners in Camden, This much valued service makes a real difference to many lives. Pictured Right: 20th Anniversary of the charity event.

James’s in-laws are well known entertainers and active in the London Bangladeshi community through films, music albums, stage shows and tv appearances. Currently they both have their own regular television shows on Bangladeshi television and a you tube channel!

Hobbies

James has a keen interest in science, including being an astronomer from a young age. This led to him gaining a job at Modern Astronomer and Amateur Astronomer. The hi-light of this was writing numerous articles on a range of subjects including on extra-solar planets and working with Sir Patrick Moore. The publishing company organised a number of Astronomy shows – where Sir Patrick bought two of his own books, signed and gave to  them to James as a gift.

He is an avid motor racing fan, having competed in a karting events over 15 years in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Huntingdonshire, Midlands, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire. Most recently entered a sprint race in Suffolk comprising 20 drivers and secured a 2nd place trophy. When in the USA he was tutored by the to Richard Petty School to drive a 600bhp Nascar.

Education

12167279_10153870956802150_1329650668_nHe was the first person in his family to go to University completing his Law Degree as a mature student. Graduating with Honours. This has proved to be a wonderful experience gaining knowledge of the law and new skills to complement politics.  Included countless exams, assignments, moot cases, presentations and a dissertation on human rights.