Upon returning from living in the Lebanon and Kuwait for 18 years, Margaret moved to Hersham in 1984.
She became involved in volunteering and in 1989 became the County Councillor for Hersham, retiring in 2017. During that time, Margaret was involved in Social Services and Education and was the Mental Health Champion for Surrey.
Margaret was involved in the first years of Action for Carers Surrey even appointing the first Chief Officer.
Margaret was also a carer herself for her husband.