On retiring in 1993 from running the IT Service at Newcastle University Elizabeth moved permanently to the Lake District. She has served as a Town and County Councillor for many years and was a member of Cumbria LAF as a County Council representative for over 5 years. Having retired from the County Council in February 2011, Elizabeth has now been appointed to Cumbria LAF in her own right.
Elizabeth has a keen interest in the countryside and has led a Flora of the Fells walk. She has been a Voluntary Ranger in the National Park for about 30 years and has helped with many tasks from litter sweeps to bridge repairs. Elizabeth is also a Footpath Secretary for the Ramblers Association and looks after path problems in the area around Keswick.