James is in charge of developing the TPA's grassroots network to apply pressure on the government and local authorities across the country. James also represents the TaxPayers’ Alliance on broadcast media and in print, and works closely with the communications team. He is interested in how modern campaigning and technology are interacting with traditional institutions.
James also previously worked in the research team at the TPA, and wrote the 2016 Town Hall Rich List, as well as papers on local authority funding of trade unions and the UK’s tax gap. Before joining the TPA, James ran an educational charity and before that was a Team Leader for a political party during the 2015 general election.
James holds an MSc in Public Policy from UCL and a degree in ancient history from Oxford. He enjoys fruity ciders, classical archaeology and adding to his already over-sized library.