James was first elected to Cork County Council for the Midleton (East Cork) Municipal District in the 2019 Local Elections. He went on to get elected to become one of the youngest TDs ever elected to Dáil Éireann in 2020. James comes from a farming background in East Cork. He is passionate about investment in education, transport, and health. In his role as Transport Spokesperson James wants to ensure that rural communities are not left behind. He wanted to make sure that they have the necessary infrastructure in place to live productive and happy lives. James enjoys hearing from community groups and understanding how we can work together to make Cork East one of the best places in the country to live, work and grow up in.