Born in St Pancras, from the age of 18 she was active in Labour politics and was a member of the London Co-Operative Society and the Fabian Society.
In 1922 she married Douglas J Bolton.
She was appointed Vice Chairman of the London County Council in May 1953. In November 1953 the chairman, Sir Arthur Middleton, died and she served the rest of the 1953-54 term as chairman. She was a member of Crawley New Town Development Corporation for 15 years.