She has experience gained from employment in the Voluntary Sector and was first elected to the city council to represent the Hillhead ward in 2007. She is convenor of the Council’s Energy Working Group. She also serves on the Executive Committee and the Licensing & Regulatory Committee. Martha first moved to the area in 1988 as a student and now, lives at St. George’s Cross. She takes particular interest in the sustainable development, planning, heritage, recycling and works closely with residents and community organisations in the area.