James Morris was elected as MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis in May 2010 with a majority of 2,023. He was previously a successful small businessman specialising in computer software. In 2003 he founded Mind the Gap, an independent campaign to promote civic action and to encourage more grass roots involvement in politics. Prior to entering Parliament, James was the Chief Executive of the think tank Localis. James frequently speaks in Parliamentary debates on key issues such as foreign affairs, including Israel, and has a keen interest in cyber security.