James Wharton was elected as Conservative MP for Stockton South on May 7th 2015 with 24221 votes, taking 46.8% of the vote.
Before the election James was a solicitor, working in Stockton and Darlington and practising Company law.
After leaving school he read law at Durham University and on graduating went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York before training to be a solicitor with a regional firm, working in Newcastle, Durham and Darlington.
Whilst at university James was an active member of the Officers Training Corps.
Between autumn 2002 and early 2007 James was Chairman of the Stockton Conservative Party.
In the 2005 local elections James stood as the Conservative Candidate in Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree Ward in Stockton.
When he first became an MP he was elected on to the Public Accounts Committee. In 2015 David Cameron nominated him Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
He lives in Eaglescliffe and went to school in Yarm.
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