Councillor James Walsh

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Party: Liberal Democrats

Division: Littlehampton East

Contact information

Home address: 
Tithe Barn
The Street
West Sussex
BN16 3NX

Phone:  01903 773771

Council email:

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Committee appointments

Terms of office

  • 02/05/1985 - 04/05/1989
  • 04/05/1989 - 06/05/1993
  • 06/05/1993 - 01/05/1997
  • 01/05/1997 - 07/06/2001
  • 07/06/2001 - 05/05/2005
  • 05/05/2005 - 04/06/2009
  • 04/06/2009 - 02/05/2013
  • 02/05/2013 - 04/05/2017
  • 04/05/2017 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional information

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 was Leader of Arun District Council from 2019 to 2021. 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.


Allowances and expenses