Sue James lives with her husband in Carnyorth along with their two springer spaniels, sheep, goats, chickens and a pig. She has two grown up daughters the oldest living in Bristol and the youngest working as a nurse locally.
Sue has a professional background having worked for more than 20 years supervising offenders. She has also worked locally, as a Driving Instructor and more recently an investigator helping local public sector organisations improve and learn from errors. This work included completing Serious Case Reviews for Childrens’ Services and the Multi-Agency Public Protection Board.
- Sue has a Masters in Business Administration
- She was a founder member of Pendeen Farmers’ Market and the driving force behind a charitable company which stopped the sale of the County farm and is now providing affordable housing for local people.
- Sue supports the Penzance Food Bank and enabled people in St Just and Pendeen to both donate and receive food from the project.
Sue James became a Town Councillor on St Just Town Council, in a by-election in 2007 and was the town mayor May 2012 – May 2013, when she was elected to Cornwall Council.
On Cornwall Council Sue is on:
- the Homes and Environment Policy Advisory committee
- Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee
- Vice Chair of the Pensions Committee
- A substitute on West Planning committee and
- Cornwall Council’s representative on DCH CIC’s Board
Sue is part of the Liberal Democrat group who, along with the Independent group of Councillors, run the administration.