James Perry was born and raised in St George’s North and has lived in Constituency 1 all of his life.
James believes that momentum for the revival of St George’s under the One Bermuda Alliance has petered out since 2017 and that important neighbourhood problems have been neglected.
- Husband and father of two sons
- Attended St George’s Prep and St George’s Secondary School
- Avid sailor and golfer
- Long-time member of East End Mini Yacht Club
- Coordinated affordable youth sailing programme in St George’s
Putting St George’s back on the road to recovery
James Perry may be a newcomer to politics, but he’s no stranger to St George’s. As such he knows the challenges the town faces and knows that helping it to succeed means his friends and neighbours will too.
His wife Rachel owns a small boutique in the town, so he knows how important it is for people to come to the town and enjoy its amenities. He notes that St George’s restaurants like Wahoo’s and The Wharf are successful because they offer dishes and atmosphere that draws people in and he wants to encourage retailers and others to offer the same unique and appealing experiences.
IF elected he will campaign for a dedicated cruise ship for the town and he is firmly opposed to plans to abolish the Corporation of St George’s and replace it with a Government-appointed quango. “The Corporation has done a fantastic job and the Government taking it over is not in the town’s best interests,” he says.
James says the PLP has also failed to come through on ensuring a regular presence for the Police in the town. “Parking a police van in the town for a few hours is not policing,” he says. “It is a disgrace that the St George’s Police station remains closed.”
James will also campaign for traffic calming measure on the Cut Road which has become a frequent accident spot.
James is also worried about soaring Government debt. “I don’t know it will be repaid at the rate he is going,” he said. “It means money that could be invested in improving St George’s is being paid out of the Island in interest.”