I was first elected to serve on Hertsmere Borough Council in 1974, where I served as Chair of Leisure for many years as well as Deputy Mayor. I left in 1986 and worked at Brent Council as Political Assistant to the Leader of the Conservative Group.
I retired in 2007 and stood for election again on Hertsmere in 2008. I was Deputy Mayor and then Mayor in 2010. I have since then been Chair of the Planning Committee. I also serve on the Bushey Country Club Committee.