Laura Farris (nee McNair-Wilson) was born and brought up in Berkshire. Some of her earliest memories are of political debates around the kitchen table – from the Greenham Peace Camp to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Her father Michael served as Member of Parliament for Newbury from 1974 to 1992 and although he died when Laura was a child, she inherited his passion for politics and community service.
Laura went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and sought a career that would give her direct involvement in other people’s lives. She became a barrister so that she could develop expertise in law and advocacy, and make the best possible case for her clients in court.
She is a Board Member and Trustee of an educational Academy Trust with schools in London and the South East. She is a former Parliamentary Candidate and has previously advised senior members of the Cabinet.