Dr Laura Davies is Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Shrewsbury and Atcham. Many will remember her campaigning in Shrewsbury in the 2015 general election, where Labour came in second place with 15,063 votes.
Laura grew up near Warwickshire, and after leaving school she studied biochemistry at the University of Leicester, prior to medical school at Warwick, where she joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a medical officer.
Following her graduation, Laura worked as a junior doctor across the West Midlands before her officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
This was followed by work as a medical officer, both at home and overseas, before returning to hospital practice, where she commenced postgraduate training in neurosurgery. Laura is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
During this time she gave birth to her first son, and managed to combine full time work as a surgeon with being a wife and mother.
Laura returned to the NHS, where she now works in trauma. Laura gave birth to her second son just a few weeks before the election was announced, making her campaign over the next few weeks a busy one!
Laura feels that having a career outside of the political sphere will help her to be a better MP – “I have real-life experience, and I can use that to be a better representative in Westminster. I have served my country in the Army, and I will serve my constituents with the same commitment. My front-line experience in the NHS will help me to understand the pressures facing NHS staff as they cope with rising demand and more budget cuts. I want to see a properly funded NHS, with adequate resources and properly rewarded staff”.
Can you help Laura’s campaign by leafletting, helping run a high street stall, door-to-door canvassing or making a donation? Please contact her agent Alan Mosley.
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