I first met James when he attended a hustings meeting run by Churches Together in Sidcup (CTiS) at New Community Church. He was warm and engaging, and over the subsequent years as our local MP has consistently shown support for our local community including churches and other faith groups, Queen Mary's Hospital, the need for a Post Office, and travel to London. He listened to people and helped local residents to overcome red tape when the odds seemed stacked against them. He has been a superb local MP and hardworking minister, yet always had time for individuals and treated people with gentleness and respect. It is testament to his character that he was not only respected, but LOVED for who he was.