James Carver

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For educationalist and clergyman, see Alfred James Carver.
James Carver
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Preceded by Phil Bennion
Personal details
Born (1969-08-15) 15 August 1969 (age 45)
Political party UK Independence Party
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]

James Carver (born 15 August 1969) is a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands region for the UK Independence Party. He was elected in 2014,[2] second on the list for the region behind Jill Seymour. He was educated at Orpington College.

Carver runs a family umbrella business. He stood in three general elections for UKIP: Orpington in 1997 (5th, 526 votes), Cheltenham in 2001 (6th, 482 votes), and Preseli Pembrokeshire in 2005 (5th, 498 votes). He was also sixth on the party list for London in the 1999 European election.

Carver is standing for Stourbridge in the 2015 general election.

Elections contested[edit]

UK Parliament elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes Percentage of votes Result
1997 general election Orpington UKIP 526 0.9 Not elected
2001 general election Cheltenham UKIP 482 1.2 Not elected
2005 general election Preseli Pembrokeshire UKIP 498 1.3 Not elected
2015 general election Stourbridge UKIP

European Parliament elections (Multi-member constituency; party list)

Date of election Region Party Votes Percentage of votes Result
1999 European election London UKIP 61,741 5.4 Not elected
2014 European election West Midlands UKIP 428,010 31.5 Elected


  1. ^ "Margot Parker: ‘The bishops must meet with Ukip’". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "vote 2014 - West Midlands". BBC. Retrieved 26 May 2014.