Hello, and welcome to this inaugural Open Revolution podcast. I'm the host Charlie Thornberry and I'm joined by my long time friend, and current candidate standing for Parliament in next year's election, James Smith. I'm hoping to bring you updates from James' campaign in Horsham on a weekly basis until the election which is May 7th next year, 2015, and to give you some insight into James as a candidate and his proposed policies.
However, in the first couple of podcasts I thought we should just get to know a bit more about James himself and what is behind his decision to stand for Parliament. So, James, welcome to the podcast.