Simply put, in energising but manageable chapters, "Independents for East Herts" is a highly readable honest book on working as an Independent politican in local government.
--Keith Ross OBE, Independent Leader of West Somerset District Council
About the Author
Jim was a Conservative Councillor on East Hertfordshire Council for eight years, but became convinced that Independent Councillors were a better way forward.
In 2006 he set up East Herts People as a political party to promote the cause of Independents at local level, and fielded thirteen Independent candidates in the 2007 Council election. In 2009 an EHP Independent won a Hertford Town Council by-election, and another EHP Independent came second in a County Council election.
Jim is married to Viv, and they have three grown-up children. A civil engineer by profession, he is a governor of two schools, a trustee of several charities, and runs his own group of companies in property management and surveying.
Jim in now an appointed Member of the Executive of the Independent Network (IN), a support group for independent candidates.