James is proud stand up for the values of tolerance shared by residents across York and the villages around it.
James works with the NHS, and has previously run his own business providing IT and communications advice to some of the largest companies and charities in Yorkshire. He is determined to fight Brexit, which threatens a brain drain at the city's two universities and to destroy local jobs in agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.
Locally, he campaigns on issues of importance to people around York, such as health, education and the environment. With three children at a local state school and nursery, one of whom suffers from a breathing complaint exacerbated by air pollution, he has seen first-hand the impact of Conservative cuts to the health and education services.
James is concerned that the Conservatives will use Brexit to destroy the environmental protection that comes from working with our European neighbours, and employment rights which protect ordinary workers.
James entered politics is to build a better future for everybody, and to make sure that no-one gets left behind. He says “I want to be able to help people to make the changes that they need to improve their lives. Only the very wealthy can do that without properly funded schools and hospitals. The damage being done to our country by the current government is devastating, so I’m fighting for the Liberal Democrat values of freedom, fairness and equality, working to support all of York's neighbourhoods, and to keep our country open, tolerant and united.”
James welcomes the support of local people from all backgrounds and parties who want to stand up for Yorkshire's place in Europe.