James Cartlidge MP

Chair, APPG, Housing and Planning

James Cartlidge’s professional background is as an entrepreneur, having founded Share to Buy ltd, a shared ownership property portal, mortgage broker and host of the ‘London Home Show’, the capital’s biggest event for first time buyers. Share to Buy’s portal officially hosts all the properties available from the Mayor of London’s ‘FIRST STEPS’ scheme, providing the platform at no cost to the taxpayer (having previously been subsidised at a cost of £2m per year). Housing is certainly one of James’s biggest passions and he uses his experience and background in the industry to push for solutions to the housing crisis. James is Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Planning.