James Berry is MP for Kingston & Surbiton
James is not another “career politician”. He worked as a self-employed barrister for eight years prior to becoming an MP, specialising in healthcare and police law, and in particular prosecuting police misconduct and corruption.
The son of a primary school special needs teacher and a College Principal, James is passionate about improving social aspiration through education, something he highlighted in his maiden speech.
After growing up in Canterbury, James studied law at University College, London and Harvard Law School. He was selected by local Conservatives in December 2013 and launched local campaigns to “Support our Small Shops” with 30 Minutes Free Parking and for more police officers in Kingston, both of which were successful.
On 7 May 2015 James had the honour of being elected by the people of Kingston & Surbiton as their MP with a majority of 2,834. He is the first Conservative MP for Kingston & Surbiton, a seat created in 1997 and held by the Liberal Democrats since then.
James is now working hard on a variety of local campaigns, which have grown out of the countless discussions he has had with local residents across the Borough.
James regularly volunteers as a dining companion at Kingston Hospital and enjoys getting involved in local green projects. He is married to Nehali and they commute into work from Surbiton.
Although James is a Conservative MP, he is fighting to get the best deal from government and City Hall for everyone living in Kingston, Surbiton, Tolworth, Hook, Chessington, Malden Rushett, New Malden and Worcester Park, whatever their politics. To check whether James is your MP, please click here.
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