Pauline rose to fame in 2011 when she physically prevented rioters from burning shops in East London during the Summer Riots of that year, and was dubbed the 'Hackney Heroine'.
Pauline is a community campaigner focusing on poverty, homelessness and rehabilitation of offenders, and is a widely known and popular figure in the Liberal Democrat Party nationwide. Pauline appears frequently on national and local TV in her campaigns and is one of the Party's best 'issue raisers'.
Pauline also serves on the Party's day-to-day governing body, the Federal Board.
Pauline has close links with Barking, having family connections across the constituency and Borough.