Councillor James McInnes

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Title: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Policy, Corporate and Asset Management

Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative Group

Division: Hatherleigh & Chagford

Parish: Beaworthy ; Belstone ; Bondleigh ; Broadwoodkelly ; Chagford ; Drewsteignton ; Exbourne ; Gidleigh ; Hatherleigh ; Highhampton ; Iddesleigh ; Inwardleigh ; Jacobstowe ; Meeth ; Monkokehampton ; North Tawton ; Northlew ; Sampford Courtenay ; South Tawton ; Spreyton ; Sticklepath ; Thowleigh

District: West Devon

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Room G31
Devon County Council, County Hall
Topsham Road

Mobile:  07817 123391


Home mobile:  07817 123391


Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2005 - 04/06/2009
  • 05/06/2009 - 02/05/2013
  • 02/05/2013 - 04/05/2017
  • 05/05/2017 - 06/05/2021
  • 07/05/2021 - 01/05/2025

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

As Leader of the Council


I am also the Chair of the Council’s Cabinet, and I’m responsible for the decisions the Cabinet makes about your local services. My role includes:

  • Appointing a Cabinet and leading it
  • Setting strategy and performance
  • Make executive decisions that are not made by other Cabinet Members or officers
  • Working with Cabinet and other Committees to develop Council policies and delivery of quality public services.



As an Elected Member


I have been elected as a County Councillor for the electoral division of Hatherleigh & Chagford. I intend to serve the interests of all residents, regardless of political persuasion.


I am, however, a member of the Conservative Party and take an active interest in a number of national and local campaigns. It would not be appropriate for me to use this website to promote these campaigns though you can visit related external websites by selecting some of the links to be found on these pages.