Paula has held several insurance roles over the last 10 years. Other jobs include selling corporate hampers in a nearby village and HR assistant in Bristol.
Her interests are yoga, walking and burlesque dancing. In September 2016 she took part in a sponsored hike to the top of Scafell Pike in the Lake District for Marie Curie.
She lives in a self-built home with Rosie, a Portuguese water dog, and four hens. She also has two sons – one is currently travelling in South America and the other lives in Berlin.