James Clark is a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Conservative Party. He is a husband, small business owner, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps MP, and Army Reservist who previously served as a Regular in the British Army as an Infantry Officer. He is a highly experienced, charismatic, motivated individual committed to helping others. James is an effective and proactive leader and communicator, enthusiastic about finding new challenges and always tries to add value.

Following University, James worked in Parliament and in CCHQ, before joining the Army. He left in 2015 having enhanced his management and communications skills, deployed on two tours of Afghanistan and worked closely with international Special Forces personnel in multiple crisis response incidents. Since then he has returned to politics campaigning during the Brexit Referendum, numerous council and Parliamentary By-elections across the country and stood for Parliament against Jeremy Corbyn in Islington North in 2017 and 2019. He has also been involved in a variety of digital projects (digital democracy and blockchain).

He has worked internationally with high ranking civil servants, ambassadors and ministers and run social, digital, television and print media campaigns.

He has also broadened his horizons through international travel in support of the Charity ISLP which he worked for in 2017/2018. He worked as Chief of Staff for Gagan Mohindra MP throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and has more recently focused on growing his own two small businesses. He also runs Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces and was recently promoted to the rank of Major in the Army Reserve. James has been interviewed by the BBC, GB news and ITV and has had articles published in the Spectator and on ConHome.

James recently came to the end of his term as a school governor at the Simon Balle All Through School in Hertford and serves on the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee for the East of England appointed by the Minister for Defence People and Veterans. He was until recently the Hertfordshire Area Chairman.

James combines political nous and understanding with a focus and determination to serve the community. He is easy to talk to, enthusiastic and highly motivated and is as comfortable leading teams as he is in operating within them. He is a committed Conservative and one day hopes to serve the country again in Parliament.