Frances has lived in the Borough of Richmond for 40 years and worked as an adviser and trainer for the London 30 Citizens Advice Bureaux. When she retired, she was elected as a Conservative local councillor for Richmond. She stepped down in 2014 after 12 years of working with Adult Services - Planning, Licensing and being on the Foster Panel. Frances was ‘champion for the elderly’ and was a Trustee of Age UK for 14 years. She is currently a Governor of the Vineyard Primary School, a board member of SPEAR, a Friend of INS and on the landscaping Committee of the Richmond Society. Frances has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2002.