Sue James lives with her husband in Carnyorth along with springer spaniel, sheep and chickens. She has two grown up daughters the oldest living in Bristol and the youngest working as a nurse at Treliske.
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 chairs Lands End Peninsula Community Land Trust, a charitable company that holds assets for the benefit of the community – projects include leasing Bosavern Community Farm so the community could raise funds & make the business case to buy it; building 8 homes in Pendeen for locals; leasing the skate park area of St Just Recreation Ground to provide a new, state of the art skate park facility; has begun work to provide a community cemetery in Pendeen; working on providing more homes for locals.
- Sue supports the Penzance Food Bank, enabling 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 stood and was elected to Cornwall Council. May 2017 saw Sue re-elected onto Cornwall Council and she re-joining the Town Council. For 2 years, she was a Member of the Cornwall Council Cabinet with the Portfolio of Environment and Public Protection.
Leading up to the 2021 Council elections, Sue decided not to re-stand for Cornwall Council as she was a carer for her dad, living with dementia, and his needs were increasing. She stood for St Just Town Council as was elected unopposed and became Mayor, for the 2nd time.
Sue’s father died in January 2022, aged 94 years.