James Giles is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and public relations consultant with experience across print, online, radio and television.
He was born in Kingston Hospital, where he is now honoured to serve as a Governor for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. He has one brother.
Starting out as the Founder and Editor of a hyperlocal news site, the Kingston Enquirer (as it is now known) quickly grew and, at its peak, was more widely read than all other publications covering Kingston upon Thames.
James was the youngest ever recipient of the Mayor's Community Award, for service to the borough in the Royal Borough of Kingston.
James was the youngest British Parliamentary Candidate in London in the 2019 General Election, and achieved the best result in London of any Independent candidate.
He now works with clients including Arthur Communications, the Associated Press, Molucca Media Limited and Kingston Green Radio.
James is also working with All for Unity in the run-up to the May 2021 Holyrood Elections, where All for Unity is contesting a full slate of list candidates. James and his brother are half-Scottish, and Scotland has always been a part of the country very dear to him.
James is inspired by community spirit and human kindness and partakes in extensive community work in his hometown, serving as Governor of Grand Avenue Primary School in Surbiton, Manager of the Malden Community Farmers' Market and Chairman of the Malden Independent Community Organisation.
He is the Deputy Leader of the Kingston Independent Residents Group.