Cathy was elected as a Town Council for Ferndown 12 years ago, served on the now defunct East Dorset Council, and was elected to Dorset Council as one of the Councillors for Ferndown North in 2019. She was Mayor of Ferndown 2017 to 2018.
Her late husband was a soldier and they moved around with each posting, finally settling in his home county of Dorset.
Now retired, she was a library assistant at Ferndown Library for over 20 years, but had to give up her job in order to stand as a candidate for Dorset Council.
She has three children, two step-children and lots of grandchildren. As a former foster carer, she serves on Dorset Council's foster panel. She is also the council's Learning Disability Champion, and Chair of the Local Area Group. She is on the Committee of the Local British Legion and is well known in her community. She loves live music, is an avid reader and very much a family person.