Support for James –
“I can say from my own direct experience that James Tumbridge is engaging, intelligent and enthusiastic as a person, hardworking, expert and sensible as a lawyer, and committed, imaginative and persevering when it comes to the interests of the City of London and all those working and living there.”
Lord Neuberger, retired President of the UK Supreme Court
Support for Tower Team 2022
“The City is a crucial voice in post-Brexit regulation discussions. It’s great to have professional Councilmen who we can work with.” Ed Bridge, UK General Counsel, Zurich Insurance.
"I've known Roger, Marianne and James for several years as an elector in Tower Ward. They have a good working knowledge of the Ward and are always approachable, as happened recently when help was given dealing with a rough sleeper outside our offices." Jeremy Chivers, Tuson & Partners
“The covid pandemic has been tough on business, and I’ve really appreciated knowing my councillors care about supporting local businesses. James has been there when my business needed him. A rare thing in politics.” Alex Proud, Proud Group
“I’ve worked in the ward at the intersection of insurance and tech for many years. It is invaluable to have people interested in promoting the role of technology in growing the City’s insurance economy. The availability and can-do attitude of James and the team makes a real difference.” – Paolo Cuomo, co-founder InsTech London & co-founder Quantum London
“As an employer based in the City of London, it is reassuring to have you representing the needs of local Businesses.” Priti Patel, AFRO-ASIAN INSURANCE SERVICES LIMITED
“Our Tower Ward representatives have been active and effective in making the neighbourhood a thriving community. As residents we appreciate their responsiveness and willingness to attend to concerns both small and large.” Brian Noone and Kate Aspinall, Minories Residents
National Political Support
"James has the personality as well as the combination of business and political experience to make him a first-rate candidate." Rt. Hon. Sir David Lidington former MP
“I’ve known James for many years, including as a councillor in my own constituency. He has made a very positive contribution to the work of the City and I have every confidence in recommending him.” Rt. Hon. Mark Field former MP, Cities of London & Westminster, former FCO Minister
“I know James as a campaigner in Brentwood, and a local councillor in the City of London. He’s had an impressive career working with technology industries, and he’s committed: In short a great candidate.” Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP, Great Yarmouth, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
"I’ve known James throughout his years as a London councillor, and he is an asset to London. I’m very happy to endorse him, he knows how to engage with Government and business." Kit Malthouse MP, Minister for Police, former Deputy Mayor London - Greater London Authority
"James brings a very welcome combination of intelligence, integrity and enthusiasm to his work and campaigning. Just what we need in a political leader." The Rt. Hon. Lord Lansley CBE PC - former Secretary of State for Health
“I have a very high regard for James Tumbridge. When I was MP for South Norfolk he was very active in the constituency, and his CV demonstrates well his political activity there. He has managed to combine this with a successful professional career. He has energy, experience, commitment, ability, and dedication. I have every confidence in recommending him.”
The Rt. Hon. Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market PC OBE.
“James is a sound Conservative and a committed Brexiteer. He has extensive campaigning experience and also provides hugely valuable guidance on compliance and legal matters - at all levels of our Party. Always loyal, I think he would make an exceptional candidate and a first class Member of Parliament”. Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP, Home Secretary
“James is a truly energetic and effective campaigner. Real achievement in politics is all about campaigning, and James is a great choice if you want to see genuine results.” Lady Pidding CBE
“I have known James for nearly 20 years as he is originally from South Norfolk, although he has lived in Essex for many years. Indeed, James worked for me as a researcher in the House of Commons shortly after I was first elected to Parliament. In this role he proved himself to be a highly capable individual whom I found it a pleasure to have working in my office. James has now built an impressive international career as a lawyer advising a broad range of clients ranging from the President of the UK’s Supreme Court and the Prime Minister of Canada to major technology companies such as Twitter and Nokia. He has the right combination of political and life experience.” Richard Bacon MP South Norfolk
“James is personable and hardworking. James’ background of working with technology industries is the kind of life experience we need.”
Andrew Rosindell MP Romford, Former Shadow Minister for Home Affairs
“James would be a great asset and would be an excellent candidate.”
Robert Sturdy, Former MEP and International Trade Co-Ordinator - European Parliament
“James Tumbridge has the energy and commitment to be a political high achiever."
Keith Simpson former MP, Broadland, Norfolk
“James brings real world expertise and energy something Westminster urgently needs. He has been most helpful in our battle to hold Labour to account.”
Mark Prisk former MP Hertford and Stortford, Conservative Minister 2010-2013
Personal & Business Support
“I am delighted to endorse James Tumbridge, a person who is reliable and a hard–working passionate professional. I am confident in James passion and drive to provide what is required for his constituents. As a customer to James in some legal matters, I am sure he will provide the confidence he gave me to get the job done to a high standard”. Adam Goymour – Company Director – Norfolk Dinosaur Park Ltd.
“I got to know James in his professional capacity, as Vote Leave's lawyer, where he gave us impeccable legal advice during the referendum. Since the campaign, I have got to know James as a friend, and can now also vouch for him as a strong Conservative and true Brexiteer. He's a true pro who would be a huge asset to the Party in the House of Commons." Matthew Elliott, CEO, Vote Leave
“The City is a crucial voice in Brexit discussions. James is great, a professional who we can work with.” Sophie Timms, ex Head of UK Public Affairs, Media Relations and Corporate Responsibility, Zurich Insurance 2018
“I’ve known James many years, as a school Governor, City Councilman, Government advisor and international lawyer. His dedication to our great city is the kind of representative we need today and for our future. He has the skills to promote London at home and abroad. I have no hesitation in recommending him.” Lord Black, Executive Director of the Telegraph
"I know James Tumbridge very well and regard him as an individual of the highest integrity and professional standing, an admired person of great talent, energy and humanity, who would I am sure continue to work tirelessly and very effectively on behalf of his constituents as he has done as a member of Common Council." Daniel Hodson, Chairman of Berry Palmer and Lyle Holdings. Former Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, CEO of LIFFE and Deputy CEO of Nationwide Building Society.
"James has the drive, determination and ability to be an excellent advocate for the City. His experience as a councillor supporting enterprise and working with the police and community projects means he is ideally placed to promote and protect the interests of both people who work and live in the City of London." John May, former Executive Director of Hambros Bank and Caledonia Investments
“I’m delighted to endorse James Tumbridge, someone I have dealt with professionally as a lawyer both to me and to one of my organisations, on a number of different matters. He has a wide range of expertise and knowledge across a number of areas, including technology and innovation trends both in the UK and globally. I’m confident James would make an excellent representative for the business community and people of London.” Jon Moynihan, former CEO and Executive Chairman of PA Consulting, and Chairman of Ipex Capital
"James has demonstrated his ability to represent the Electors of Tower Ward as one of your Common Councillors. James will bring expertise and enthusiasm to the role and will serve you with distinction. Please support James." Tim Butcher, Senior Class Underwriter, Lloyd’s Syndicate 2525, Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Plaisterers
"The City continues to play a crucial role in supporting the Brexit negotiations. James understands our issues and having him looking out for our interests has been very reassuring." Andrew Myhill, Zurich Insurance - Manager - UK Corporate & Public Affairs
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside James in his role as a local councillor. His strong work ethic, attention to detail and 'can-do' attitude are the qualities of a first-class candidate." Paul Faragher, BNY Mellon
“James is, undeniably a rising star, committed to ideals and principles. He is always ready to put in the effort and willingly does the hard work that is necessary to build towards victory. James readily takes on challenges, including delivering the message in the toughest of electoral areas. It is this commitment and drive that will make James a great asset.”
Aron Halpern, former Senior Adviser and Executive Assistant to the Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada
Resident & Community Support
“Having worked and lived in the Ward of Tower for 6 years, I have always found James to be an active and organized Ward councillor. In my previous employ I looked after 21 Lord Mayors of the City of Lord as a footman. In my view James has all the required skills both to be an Alderman & going forward would have the skills and ability to one day be Lord Mayor." Neil Fletcher former Beadle to the Worshipful Company of Bakers
“James has been a very effective and dedicated Councilman for Tower Ward. He is an excellent representative, keeping us regularly up to date and informed on necessary issues. I believe he would serve the wider City as well as he has served the Ward, as our Alderman.” Sophie Anne Fernandes, Governor of Sir John Cass Foundation
“...I have known James for some years now and he is an excellent councillor for Shenfield ward on Brentwood Borough Council. He chaired the Policy, Resources and Economic Development committee and undertook that critical role on the council with great professionalism. His analytical mind and eloquent oratory make him a first class contender for the role of Member of Parliament. I have no hesitation whatsoever in endorsing James ....” Keith Barber Brentwood & Ongar Constituency Association Chairman
City Corporation & Local Government Support
“James and I worked very closely together at Brentwood Borough Council where he Chaired our Policy and Resources Committee. His insight, intellect and work rate are second to none. He can engage with residents at all levels, having the uncommon ability to put the most complex issues in the simplest terms. He'd make a first rate MP and I have no hesitation in endorsing him." Cllr. Chris Hossack - Leader Brentwood Borough Council.
“I was responsible for the Norwich North Constituency when James Tumbridge was a candidate so worked closely with him and found him an outstanding candidate who showed great enthusiasm and worked hard throughout the campaign. He showed excellent leadership and organisation skills. He was very effective on the door step which made canvassing a pleasure. I have felt that James would make an excellent Member of Parliament with great skills to offer a constituency. James has a successful International Law career.” Jeremy Savage - District Councillor - South Norfolk, Former Area Chairman Norfolk and Suffolk Conservatives
"James makes a great contribution to the City Corporation as a strategic thinker and policy leader for some of our most significant services." Deputy Edward Lord OBE Common Councilman for Farringdon Without
"I first met James when we served together on the City of London’s Markets Committee – which he now chairs – and was immediately immensely impressed by his dedication, intelligent scrutiny and commanding strategic vision. My first-impression was borne out in the years which followed. He is an exceptionally clever, engaging and considered individual who is devoted to his duties." Mark Wheatley Common Councilman for Dowgate
"Through the years I have known James, he has consistently demonstrated his commitment to his local community, through his work as school governor and borough councillor, and has provided valuable support for policing and law and order as a tribunal chair. I have no hesitation in endorsing him." Roger Hirst, Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex, and advisor to Hermes.
“Having worked with James throughout a general election campaign, I find James to be an intelligent and hardworking campaigner with a shrewd political brain. He is a first class speaker with excellent political knowledge and debating skills. James is very presentable and I know he appeals to a wide cross-section of the community and all age groups.”
Cllr John Fisher, Broadland District Council
“Having campaigned with James, I’ve seen first hand his infectious enthusiasm and commitment coupled with strong leadership.”
Cllr Daniel Cox, Former Leader Norfolk County Council
“I have known James Tumbridge since the mid 1990s and I have no hesitation in recommending him for political office having seen first-hand how hard he works for the people of Norfolk. His experience as a Parliamentary Candidate in Norwich, and his work helping the shadow cabinet have proved to me he’s worthy of nomination. I support him totally.”
Former South Norfolk Councillor Bev Spratt
Support for the Tower Team March 2017 -
“I’ve been delighted to get to know James, Anne, Roger, and Marianne as the ward councilmen. They all work hard for the City and our Ward.” – Jason Groves, Tower Place.
"The team are a visible presence in the Ward and always available when you get in touch.” - Revd Oliver Ross, St Olave Hart Street.
"I'm proud of our long-standing history and connection with Tower Ward. It's great to have such a strong established team representing us in the Ward.” - Graham Hockley, Corporation of Trinity House.
“The City is a crucial voice in Brexit discussions. Its great to have professional Councilmen who we can work with.” Sophie Timms, Head of UK Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Zurich Insurance
“Its good to have Councilmen you can raise concerns with” Patryk Sidorowicz, Snappy Snaps, Aldgate High Street.
"Tower Ward is a busy ward and it's great to have Common Councilmen very present always in the Ward" Geoff Boyd, Resident and City of London Guide
"Tower Ward is a busy area with lots going on, so it's good to have Common Councilmen who work hard on our behalf." Alan Martin, Director, Pepys Street RTM Company Limited
"I've been based in Tower Ward for 15 years. Our Common Councilmen work hard for us and are always available when you need them." Frank Bannister - Besso Ltd