James Clark is a Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate who has previously served in the British Army as an Infantry Officer. He is a highly experienced, charismatic, motivated individual committed to optimising individual and team performance. James is an effective and proactive leader and communicator, enthusiastic about finding new challenges and always trying 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 campaigned during the Brexit Referendum, numerous council and Parliamentary By-elections and has 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 recently focused on growing his own two small businesses. He also runs Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces and spends time with the Army Reserve. James is a school governor at the Simon Balle All Through School in Hertford and was recently appointed to the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee for the East of England by the Minister for Defence People and Veterans Leo Doherty MP. He is also 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.