Conservatives select PM's special adviser as their NW Norfolk candidate
- By Elaine Bird
- 12 November 2019
- North-West Norfolk
North West Norfolk Conservatives announced the selection of James Wild in a tweet late last evening.
James Wild, who has been a senior special adviser to Boris Johnson since July this year was selected from five candidates at last night's meeting of the NW Norfolk Conservatives.
A former student at Norwich School, Mr Wild went on to study at UCL's Queen Mary College and he took up his first post with the Conservative Party in 2000 as Business Policy Adviser for the Research Department. More recently he was Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, then Chief of Staff at the Cabinet Office.
In 2017 he stood as the Conservative candidate in North Norfolk against Norman Lamb.
In his bid to succeed Sir Henry Bellingham, James Wild is up against Rob Colwell for the Liberal Democrats, Michael de Whalley for the Green Party, and Labour's candidate Springwood Borough Councillor Jo Rust who finished second in the 2015 and 2017 elections.