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James Elles

James served as the MEP for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire from 1984 to 1994, and following boundary changes for Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire East from 1994 to 1999. He then represented South East England in the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014.

In 2019, James published the book 'Fiction, Fact and Future: The Essence of EU Democracy' as an author under the Haus Curiosities series of The University of Chicago Press.

In 1992 he founded the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) he remains as Chairman, and in 2000, James, and two other parliamentarians, as co-founders, launched the European Internet Foundation (EIF).
The purpose of the European Internet Foundation is to help encourage European political leadership in the development of active public policies that respond to the political, economic, and social challenges of the worldwide digital revolution.