Eleanor has lived all her life in Barrow; she was educated at the City High School in Chester. On leaving school she worked for the National Westminster Bank at Frodsham and Helsby.
Eleanor is a magistrate at Chester. She sits on the governing bodies of Barrow C of E Primary School, and the Kings School Chester.
Eleanor is married to Derek, they farm in partnership with their son Tim at Long Green, and have four children and six grand-daughters.