Kathy is a writer and broadcaster who started her career in TV current affairs before quitting in favour of full time motherhood. Home with two infants she founded Full Time Mothers, later to become Mothers at Home Matter, to lobby on behalf of stay at home mothers and the single earner couple families.
In 1999 she started Minotaur Media Tracking (the precursor to News-Watch) with David Keighley to monitor BBC bias – specifically their EU output. She’s worked on drugs policy and was responsible for the ‘Addictions’ sections of Conservative Party’s Social Justice Policy Reviews: Breakdown Britain (2006) and Breakthrough Britain (2007) and published two further critiques of drug policy: The Phoney War on Drugs (2009) and Breaking the Habit (2011) for The Centre for Policy Studies where she was a writer and research fellow for several years.
She is a trustee of the of The Global Warming Policy Foundation and drugs prevention charity Cannabis and Skunk Sense.
Laura is co-editor of The Conservative Woman. She was born and raised in Dublin. She is a graduate in law from University College Dublin and Cambridge. She is a former barrister who practised at the criminal bar before taking a break from her career to care for her family.
She has written for The Telegraph, the Daily Mail, Conservative Home and the Catholic Herald.
She has appeared on the BBC TV’s Question Time, Newsnight and the Daily Politics and Sky News’s paper review, ITV Daybreak and for Radio 4, on Any Questions; World at One; Bringing up Britain; Woman’s Hour; and You and Yours.
She appeared in the Sunday Times News Review and took part and debated in the BBC 100 Women ‘Half the World Speaks’ event at Broadcasting House.