Born and raised in Southampton, Hilary spent almost two decades working for large companies and consultancies in London and Basingstoke.
However, after being diagnosed with an illness in 2015, Hilary decided life was too short and together with her husband, Gary, took a leap of faith and took over The Lyndhurst Tea House.
They have two children.
Hilary was Chair of the Lyndhurst Chamber of Commerce for three years and has run the Christmas fun day for the last three years.
Hilary is one of the many helping to ensure the Lyndhurst Park Hotel development is in keeping with Lyndhurst and provides affordable housing.
Hilary would like to work with the local community to discuss ways to improve the traffic flow through Lyndhurst including Speed and Air Pollution, facilities for teenagers and improved public transport.