Jill joined the Labour Party in 1979. After finishing her A Levels, Jill worked for the Government Social Survey as an executive officer. She has also worked in Bishop's Stortford Library.
Jill has also spent time working in a local primary school, and has spent time helping at the Night Shelter in the winter.
Jill has represented Labour on Bishop's Stortford Town Council since her election in May 2019. She currently sits on the Planning and Environment & General Purposes committees.