James trained as a journalist at Sheffield University before becoming an intern with the Fabian Society.
After working for a London Based Public Affairs and PR firm he went on to run election and stakeholder campaigns with the West Midlands Labour Party and an East Midlands MP.
Having returned to the North, James is now an Associate at Newgate North where he works on a range of energy, infrastructure and housing projects.
Proudest moment? Personally - completing the Birmingham half marathon after spending six weeks working on a Scottish by-election. Professionally - being part of the 2010 Chesterfield Parliamentary election campaign which delivered one of the only Labour gains in the country.