Laura Trott

Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks



Laura Trott, from Oxted in Surrey, studied history and economics at Oxford, began her career in the private sector, and then worked as an adviser in the Cabinet Office and Downing Street, focusing on education and family policy (formulating the Conservatives’ tax-free childcare policy). She wrote the Conservative 2015 manifesto and was David Cameron’s director of strategic communications until his 2016 resignation. She made her return to politics after a brief spell as a partner at Portland Communications. She voted Remain, but has signed up to Boris Johnson’s Brexit agenda, despite remarks to Newsnight during his leadership campaign that his premiership would likely result in a Labour election victory. Nonetheless she was selected as the Conservative candidate for safe seat Sevenoaks, where she won a 20,818 majority. She is a first-generation student and an ambassador for the Sutton Trust. Trott has served on the Health and Social Care Committee since March 2020, as well as sitting on the steering committee of the China Research Group. In 2020, she presented a Bill aiming to restrict access to botulinum toxin and filler cosmetic products to under 18s.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0