About

Sue James, Councillor for St Just

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.

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