Margaret Aston has been a County Councillor since 1993. She was a Cabinet Member for Children and families for five years, and Chair of Buckinghamshire County Council for one year.

She has also acted as Carers Champion on the Buckinghamshire County Council and Chair of the Carers Strategy Committee. Margaret also has personal experiences of caring herself.

Margaret is Chairman of Haddenham Parish Council and has served on the Council for over 30 years.

She is a Governor of three Schools, and has been involved with the Abbeyfield Society for over 30 years, and involved both locally and Nationally in the Society, serving as Chair of Care and Development for 6 years.