David Laws


David Laws was Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister and Cabinet Office Minister in the 2010-2015 Coalition Government. David graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, with a double first class honours degree in economics and went to work at J.P. Morgan and Barclays de Zoete Wedd. He left the City to work in politics and was Lib Dem Policy Director from 1997 to 1999. He was elected MP for Yeovil in 2001, and served in this capacity until 2015. David was Lib Dem Education Spokesman from 2007 to 2010, and led the work in developing a Pupil Premium. He was Schools Minister from 2012 to 2015 and was responsible for policy areas including all capital and revenue funding, the Pupil Premium, accountability and policy on teachers and leadership.