James Cox - Bristol West

This election will define our country for generations. It is our best and possibly last chance to elect a government and MPs who will stop Brexit.

The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and I will be standing on a manifesto to stop Brexit by revoking Article 50. We need to stop Brexit so we can tackle the climate emergency, save our schools and fix our broken politics.

Brexit puts so much at risk in Bristol. It puts jobs and our local economy at risk, threatens our NHS and destroys security for EU nationals living in our city.

This country deserves better than Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, and I am excited to take our positive, pro-European, liberal vision to the country as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bristol West

- James Cox, Parliamentary Candidate for Bristol West


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Last weekend an estimated 670,000 people marched through the streets of London demanding a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. At the front of the procession were young people and students, marching for their future and to be given the final say over their own destiny.

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How Bristol can lead the way on tackling Climate Change

Climate Change, along with Brexit, poses the greatest political challenge we face. This week, a UN intergovernmental report on climate change warned that we have just twelve years to get our act together to have a chance at preventing catastrophe. Some, including many in the government, roll their eyes at what they see as sensationalism from environmentalists. They are wrong. The threat is real. The consequences are already unfolding. Climate change is a crisis not for the next generation, but for all of us now.

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Headteachers' march shows how Tories have failed our children

During the party conference season, other stories can easily get lost and forgotten. Whilst Theresa May was trying to humanise herself by dancing to ABBA, a week previously a thousand headteachers took the streets of London to protest the cuts to school budgets.

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Meet James ...

James moved to Bristol to study for a Master’s degree in Public Policy at the University of Bristol. His background is as a researcher in European Union refugee policy and he lives in Cotham, just a few streets away from where his Mum grew up and went to school.

James became more involved in politics following the 2016 EU referendum. At the age of 21, James felt that his generation was not being given a voice in the Brexit process and decided that he would stand at the next election.

Since moving to Bristol, James has become heavily involved in community action. His first political engagement in the city was as part of the successful ‘Save Redland Library’ campaign. As a passionate environmentalist, he was heavily involved with the ‘Take Control of Bristol’s Buses’ campaign and regularly attends meetings of the Bristol Clean Air Alliance.

Following his own experiences with mental ill health and the spate of student suicides at the university, James founded and leads Zero Suicide Bristol – a local campaign group focused on suicide prevention policy.

As a candidate, James has been very active with local groups. He gained the support of Help Bristol’s Homeless for his campaign for Bristol to provide end of life care for homeless people, has worked with Bristol’s Drugs Project to promote drug reform and harm reduction policies for the city, and also with City to Sea to tackle plastic pollution and period poverty. Most recently, James carried out a survey of headteachers and parents in Bristol West as part of his campaign to improve schools and put education at the top of the national agenda.

Away from politics, James is an English graduate and a keen reader, passionately follows football and cricket and plays the guitar.


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