James Connal is Special Adviser to Geoff Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Defence. 
"From 2000-01, James was Chair of Young Fabians (previously Secretary and Treasurer). He studied at Warwick University and then completed a Masters in Criminology at Pembroke College, Cambridge," a biographical note states. 
- "James Connal ", Young Fabians, accessed February 2006.
- Sarah Robertson, "[http://www.prweek.com/uk/search/article/204688/hoon-picks-connal-special-adviser/
Hoon picks Connal as special adviser]", PR Week, March 11, 2004. (sub req'd)