Margaret has lived in Devon for most of her life. She runs a book-keeping and payroll bureau and is also actively involved in a number of other businesses and community groups. She is therefore very aware of the problems and bureaucracy that people face every day in running their business or project. As well as being a city councillor, she has been a governor of West Exe Technology College and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Margaret enjoys music, reading, cooking and gardening and loves to travel when she can find the time.