Sheila has been an active member of the Party for over 40 years and from 1982-1992 worked as a Conservative Party Agent in various constituencies around the country. Since retirement and her move to Gainsborough in 2013, she has been a member of the local Gainsborough Branch, served as both the Deputy Chairman Political and now as Deputy Chairman Membership & Finance for the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association, and is currently employed part-time by them as the Organising Secretary. She served as a West Lindsey District Councillor from 2015-2019.
Apart from her political interests, Sheila spends time where possible with her children & grandchildren. She is an avid reader, a lover of music and does a considerable amount of genealogical work.