Janet has lived in Kilburn since 1990. She represented Kilburn Ward as a Liberal Democrat Councillor between 2006 and 2010, bringing the adventure playground and new signage to Kilburn Grange Park, tackling street clutter on the Kilburn High Road and serving as a governor of Jack Taylor Special School on Boundary Road. More recent campaigns include supporting residents in resisting plans for an HS2 Vent Shaft in Alexandra Place and tackling fly-tipping on Kingsgate Road.
In her working life Janet is a freelance consultant in children’s services in the voluntary sector, focusing particularly on improving the conditions for young people leaving care, and improving mental health support for children and young people. She has formerly worked for Barnardo’s and the Department of Health on children’s services policy issues.