Mr James Cunningham MP

Mr James Cunningham MP is Labour MP for Coventry South. He began his political career as a Coventry councillor in 1972 and became the Chair of the Council’s Consumer Services Committee from 1975 until 1977.

He was also the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee for three terms, 1975 until 1977, 1979 until 1982 and from 1985 until 1988. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Leisure Committee from 1975 until 1977, serving as the Chair from 1979 until 1982. He next served as the Vice-Chair of the Transport and Highways Committee from 1983 until 1985 when he became the Chief Whip of the Labour Group on the Council from 1985 until 1987 when he became the Deputy Leader of Coventry City Council.

During the 2018 Annual Labour Party Conference, Chair Dr Maurizio Bragagni OBE had the opportunity to introduce to Mr Cunningham the Tratos-led initiative for Safer Structures, which received his full support followed by his signature of the petition calling on the UK Government for stricter cable regulations for safer homes and buildings across the UK.