Margaret originally qualified as a solicitor after reading Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College, Cambridge. She started her career as a maritime lawyer in the City before she moved to the US where she practised international corporate law on Wall Street.


She went on to teach at Harvard University before returning to the UK where she worked as a consultant in public sector construction and procurement. Margaret has published a number of childrens and YA books. For want of anything better to do she stood as a parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election and currently sits as a local councillor.


She is now part of the team at Polyphony Arts and continues to play the double bass, sitting as section principal in the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra, for which she also serves as an executive committee member. She is involved in various other local music societies and festivals such as Hull Chamber Music and both Beverley Puppet festival and the Moving Parts Puppet Festival in Newcastle.


When taking a break from music and local politics as a sitting councillor, Margaret takes to the stand up comedy circuit where she performs at venues in London and across the North East.