Laura started work at 17 and had set up her first business by the time she was 19. Subsequently, she has set up and sold two small companies that specialised in campaigning, communications and marketing. She has campaigned for better care for the elderly; support for those suffering from Motor Neurone Disease; better energy regulation and for less red tape for small businesses.
Through her work on international human rights she campaigned against Saddam Hussein’s extreme human rights abuses and as a Research Associate at the Centre for Defence Studies, she worked with the Ministry of Defence during the war in Iraq.
Laura is an active volunteer and was Deputy Chairman of the Civic Trust that represents the civic societies across the country. She was a Trustee of Open University one of Britain’s great institutions and she is also Chairman of openDemocracy.
She lives in Ramsgate with her husband Randolph Kent.
Laura has been an active member of the Conservative Party since she was born, first campaigning in a pram that was emblazoned with Conservative posters!
Laura is a member of David Cameron’s Democracy Taskforce that is advising the Conservative Party on how to restore trust and transparency at the heart of our constitution. She is also a member of the Quality of Life Taskforce.
She has been working with the Conservative Defence Team on Energy Security and she speaks regularly on issues relating to small businesses; care of the elderly; education; and defence policy.
Laura Working for South Thanet
Laura believes that the last Government left Thanet at the end of the line with little investment in infrastructure; not enough good jobs and low skills. Laura wants to put Thanet back at the head of the queue!
She has been campaigning against loan sharks that prey on the most vulnerable; she is a defender of the Green Belt; and will be calling for greater resources for the care for the elderly. She is an active campaigner for Sub Post Offices and is involved in helping young people improve their skills in Thanet.
Her vision for South Thanet includes much better transport links; a vibrant economy; less poverty and a safe and green community.