Karen is a Fylde Borough Councillor for Kilnhouse Ward in St Anne's on the Sea. She served as the Mayor of St Anne's for 2 years 2017-2019, when a member of the Town Council.
Karen was a Magistrate for 15 years on the Blackpool Bench and has given presentations to schools and community groups as part of the "Magistrates in the Community".
She was also a Governor at Mayfield Primary School for 10 years, coaching the School Choir and writing new Carols each year for them.
As the Fundraiser for the King George Vth Park, Karen helped to raise £135,000 for the cost of regeneration.
She is now the Vice Chairman of the Friends of Blackpool Road North Playing Fields, working with Council officers and St Anne's Football Club to improve the facilities.
Karen is the Honorary President of the Lytham St Annes Festival of Performing Arts and Past President of St Annes Inner Wheel.