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James West

James West - Chief Public Affairs Manager UK

James West

James is responsible for our UK policy work and engages with policy makers, industry and other NGOs to ensure positive changes in farm animal welfare policies and legislation.

James started working for Compassion in June 2011. Prior to this he worked as a Constituency Caseworker for a London-based Member of Parliament, before working for two other MPs in their Westminster Offices.

After graduating in International Relations with French at the University of Plymouth, he studied journalism and worked for a short period of time as a freelance journalist covering local media issues. James is fluent in French, having spent his first year of school in France.

James is an experienced spokesperson and has been quoted in many consumer focused and trade media outlets including The Guardian, The Independent, The Grocer, Farmers UK and Farmers Weekly. He has also been interviewed by many regional BBC Radio stations.

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