James Smith for Holbrook

James Smith



Not Elected
199 votes (6.34%)

I’m James Smith; a software engineer, and father of two young girls. I’ve lived in Holbrook for the last 6 years.

I stood in the 2015 general election as MP candidate for Horsham, and will do again in June. I’m not a career politician, but I decided to stand up and get involved because I was frustrated about the choices on offer. Nobody seemed to be representing the way I saw the world, with optimism and a real vision of a better future.

I’ve spent my career trying to use the power of the web to deal with the big problems around us, and now there is a movement growing that will take democracy forward, into the 21st century. I’m proud to be part of that with Something New.


I believe there should be a basic “right to health”. I will fight NHS cuts wherever possible and work to make sure that those that we can’t avoid don’t fall on the most vulnerable in our society.


I am opposed to any increase in air travel until it becomes environmentally sustainable. That means no expansion of Gatwick airport.


We need renewable energy, not more fossil fuels, so I will resist fracking in the Weald and across the UK.


I will campaign for fair funding to help West Sussex schools that don’t get enough money (see the Worth Less campaign on Facebook).

North Horsham People’s Plan

North Horsham Parish Council hasn’t created a parish plan, so I’ve set up a website where we can all write one together.

It works in the same way as the Something New party manifesto; anyone can suggest a change, then we vote on it together.

To read the plan and get involved in making it better, visit havesomenew.io/nhpp