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James Richard Frith MP (born London[1] 23 April 1977)[2] is a British Labour Party politician who is the current MP for the constituency of Bury North.[3] He is a former local councillor in Bury.[4]

James Frith

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Member of Parliament
for Bury North
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byDavid Nuttall
Majority4,375 (9.1%)
Personal details
Born (1977-04-23) 23 April 1977 (age 42)
London, England, UK
Political partyLabour


Education and careerEdit

Frith was educated at Monkton Combe School, Taunton School and Manchester Metropolitan University.[5] He has held a number of positions in both the public and private sectors.[6]

Before being elected to Parliament,[7] he was CEO and Founder of All Together, a social enterprise providing careers education and guidance services to young people to help them get into work.

Political careerEdit

Having served three years as a Bury councillor for Elton ward, Frith was elected at the 2017 general election, after standing in 2015 and losing the seat by just 378 votes. He won in 2017 with a majority of 4,375 votes over incumbent Conservative David Nuttall,[8] a 12.5% increase on Labour’s 2015 vote share. The seat had a 5% swing to Labour, bucking the national trend, which saw a 2% swing to Labour overall. He made his maiden speech on 19 July 2017 during the debate on tuition fees.[9]

Family and personal lifeEdit

Frith has lived in Bury with his wife Nikki since 2009. His father is Richard Frith, the current Bishop of Hereford.[1]


  1. ^ a b FRITH, James Richard. Who's Who. 2018 (February 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 13 February 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ "James Frith MP". MyParliament. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ "James Frith MP". UK Parliament.
  4. ^ Naylor, Mary. "James Frith announced as Labour Party candidate for Bury North seat ahead of Karen Danczuk". Bury Times. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ LinkedIn
  6. ^ "We are All Together". The All Together.
  7. ^ "Labour's James Frith gains marginal Bury North from Conservatives". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  8. ^ "Joy for James Frith as he takes Bury North for Labour". Bury Times. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  9. ^ "Hansard". Parliament. Retrieved 2018-10-23.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Nuttall
Member of Parliament for Bury North