Name: Dr James Walsh DrJamesWalsh
Political Party: Liberal Democrat
Electoral Division: Littlehampton East
Address: Tithe Barn, The Street, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3NX
Telephone No: 01903 773771
Email: james.walsh@westsussex.gov.uk
Biography: James Walsh was a Royal Navy Medical Officer from 1968 to 1973. He was a GP serving Rustington and Littlehampton from 1973 to 2013. He was a Royal Naval Reserve from 1973 to 1993, retiring as Director Medical Reserves as Surgeon Captain.

He has been a member of Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council since 1975. He is a past Chairman of Arun District Council and has been Town Mayor twice. He has been a member of West Sussex County Council since 1985 and is a past Chairman Social Services and Deputy Leader. James was a full Member of the EU Committee of the Regions for SE England from 1998 to 2002. He is a past Member and Chair of the Sussex Police Authority and a member and past Chair of Littlehampton Harbour Board.

He is a past Commander in charge St John Ambulance, Sussex and is currently Chairman. He is a former Director and Chair of the Arundel Festival. James is a lay reader and Special Minister Arundel Cathedral. He was knighted by HM the Queen in Order of St Johns October 2012.

Committee membership
Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee (Vice-Chairman)
Governance Committee
Pensions Panel
Joint Eastern Arun Area Committee

Outside bodies
James represents the County Council on the following organisations

Littlehampton Harbour Board


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