Roma is the county councillor for St Albans South (Marshalswick South and Batchwood wards) and has represented Batchwood ward on the District Council for over 20 years. She was a magistrate on the St Albans bench for 15 years and Mayor of St Albans from 2000-2001.

She has extensive knowledge of health provision in St Albans through her work as a lay member of the former Community Health Council. She has led the District Council’s strategy to support the retail and pub trade in St Albans through the hugely popular Retailer of the Year competition. As a former portfolio holder for housing, Roma has particular expertise in housing matters and has helped many residents with housing issues. Roma’s extensive experience of local government is matched by her involvement in a range of other groups, such as school governing bodies, advocacy groups for people with learning disabilities and hearing impairment.

Roma chairs the Internal Performance Scrutiny committee and sits on the St.Albans Health & Wellbeing Partnership, the Car Park Contract working party and the Appeals Panel.