She started her career as a trainee at European Committee competition Derectorate and later joined Didier and associates in 1979 as a legal adviser. She worked as political advisor to European Democrats group in European parliament for almost six years. She then became the member of European Parliament from the year 1989 to 1999. Recently, she has been sitting at the House of Lords. In 1997, as a member of parliament to the House of Commons in 1997 General Election for the Vale of York she was elected.
Although her profession may restrict her to give more time for her family but she manages to maintain the balance. She was married to John Harvey in September 1992 and has been living together. The couple has a house in the constituency which is near to the Thirsk. The profession she is at and the limited time she gets for her could probably be the reason for the isolation of using social networking site. No concrete value of her salary and net worth is available. The famous politician stands with the height of 5 feet 5 inch.