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James Blanchard

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James Blanchard is the Liberal Democrats candidate in the constituency of York Central in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on James Blanchard - here's everything we know so far!

Party manifesto

James Blanchard is the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

Statement to voters

James moved to York in 2014 after being selected as the prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC) for York Outer and stood in the recent 2017 General Election. Before this, he served on the Kirklees Council in Huddersfield for 4 years.

Professionally, James has worked in the communications sector both publicly and privately. He currently works as an Engagement Support Manager for the NHS. James studied Computer Science at the University of Leeds.

James and his wife, Bridget, have three children together.

This statement was added by James Blanchard, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1977
Undergraduate degree: Computer Science, University of Leeds
Previous job: Communications Advisor

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Local hustings

You can meet candidates and question them at local hustings. Here are hustings where James Blanchard may be appearing.

(Past event) Monday 25 November 2019 19:00–21:30: York Central Hustings, York St John Students' Union YO31 7EX.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The European Parliament (UK) elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Yorkshire and the Humber
  • 2019: The York local election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Osbaldwick & Derwent
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the York Outer
  • 2016: The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2016, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Police
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Member of Parliament for York Outer
  • 2010: The 2010 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Member of Parliament for Huddersfield

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