Cllr Gordon represents London Colney on St Albans District Council and The Colneys, which includes Colney Heath, as a County Councillor. Dreda is a well-known community activist. She has represented London Colney on both the Parish and District Councils. She currently works alongside groups of local people to support activities and health advice for young people at The Base Youth Project and to help organise a range of popular events for London Colney residents, like Larks in the Park and the Christmas Ball. Dreda lives in London Colney with her partner and teenage son and enjoys singing with a local Rock Choir, appearing this year at Wembley along with 1400 other members! Dreda is a member of Greenpeace and has always been a keen supporter of animal rights.

Dreda sits on the Planning Committee South, the Planning Referrals Committee and the Highways Joint Member Panel.