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. May 2017 saw Sue re-elected onto Cornwall Council and she re-joined the Town Council.
On Cornwall Council Sue has now joined the Cabinet, taking the Environment and Public Protection Portfolio.
Sue is part of the Liberal Democrat group who, along with the Independent group of Councillors, run the administration.