Tibballs was the Parliamentary Labour Candidate for Maldon and East Chelmsford in the 2005 Election. She came second. On her website she describes herself as " a professional campaigner, researcher and writer working largely on issues of equality, environmental sustainability and public ethics".
She has also worked as Projects Director and board member of the consumer think tank, The Future Foundation, for which she undertook work for Nirex. She says that she is now freelance. She is an associate member of Demos and current Chair of Fawcett, the equality campaign.
For further information, see the relevant SpinProfiles page Sue Tibballs