Kathy was born in Bridgwater and attended Blake School. She lives in the Westover ward and worked for Somerset County Council within Children’s Services having previously chaired the Bridgwater Sure Start programme which brought increased services to families of young children. She is also a self employed gardener . Kathy was first elected as a councillor on Sedgemoor District Council in 1999 representing the Hamp ward . Since 2011 she has represented Westover.
She is Deputy Leader of Sedgemoor District Labour Group and Deputy Leader of the Town Labour Group and therefore deputy leader of Bridgwater Town Council
Kath is currently the portfolio holder for Climate Change on Bridgwater Town Council.
In 2010 Kathy was the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset .
Kath is also chair of the Meads working party and the Town Council Tree Panel