From 1937–65 Cayford served as a member of Hampstead Borough Council, leading the Labour group 1945–58. She sat an alderman on the London County Council, of which she was Chairman in 1960. She continued as a councillor on the newly formed London Borough of Camden from 1964, serving as Deputy Mayor 1967–68 and Mayor 1968–69, and represented Islington on the Greater London Council from 1964-67. In the 1965 Birthday Honours, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for "political and public services".
- "Birthdays". The Times. London, England. 13 June 1987. p. 26.
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- The London Gazette: . 4 June 1965. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
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