Mrs Bainbridge was a Durham County Councillor in the Chester-le-Street area for five years. She attended Sunderland University where she received a diploma. In her capacity as a councillor, Mrs Bainbridge attended training courses on licensing, the Licensing and Gambling Act, planning, national government, appeals and complaints. She has attended a number of Governor training courses and will continue to do so as Governor of St Cuthbert’s. Married to Allan, a retired police officer, she has two children and six fantastic grandchildren.
Mrs Bainbridge is a Local Authority Governor and Link-Governor for Art.