James successfully campaigned and won a seat on Sevenoaks District Council in the 20019 local elections.
"I grew up in Edenbridge and although I moved to Surrey for a while, to work, I have moved back and the town is now very much my home. I have worked in marketing in the sports management and property sectors and have run my own company. In 2015, I was honoured to be elected to the Town Council and have worked to further the needs of local residents. My aspirations for Edenbridge include a desire to develop a sensible Neighbourhood Plan so that the town’s character is not lost and to ensure that the community’s needs, such as transport, schooling and health services, are allowed time to develop. I was a member of the Open Spaces team that installed defences to discourage unlawful incursions. I have an unwavering passion for the town that I wish to take forward as your District Councillor. I hope I can count on your support."