POLITICS lecturer Dr James Weinberg is to contest the Tatton Parliamentary seat in next month’s General Election for the Labour Party.

James, 29, lectures at Sheffield University, and has been an active campaigner on a range of social and political issues around the country.

From the age of four he lived in Wilmslow, attending Ashdene Primary School and then Wilmslow High School, where he was the head boy.

After graduating from Oxford University James qualified as a secondary school teacher and taught in a deprived area of London.

Between 2015 and 2018 he completed a PhD in political science, and his research on British politics and politicians has since been published and discussed nationally and internationally.

Knutsford Guardian:

Dr Weinberg, centre, campaigning today (Sunday) in Knutsford with Tatton Labour members

James has worked closely with individuals and organisations across all sectors to improve political education for young people, and has debated similar topics on platforms such as Sky News.

A long-standing member of the Labour Party with experience of working on winning campaigns in London and Sheffield, James was selected as the Parliamentary candidate for Tatton shortly before the announcement of the General Election.

He said: “This election is a critical opportunity to change the tone and direction of British politics for the better.

“A Labour government will reinvest in our frontline services and tackle crises in social care, education and the NHS.

“It will update our transport systems and revolutionise the economy to save the planet.

“It will represent everyone of every background and every faith, and is the only main party that will give the British people a final say on our relationship with the European Union.

“The good people of Tatton and its businesses are carrying the weight of extreme policies pursued by this Government.

“The Conservatives lost control of East Cheshire Council for the first time ever this year, and I believe that result sends a strong message that the people of Tatton are ready for real change.”