Cllr Jemima Laing

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Committee appointments

Additional Information

I have been a ward councillor for Stoke in Plymouth since 2018 and was Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Plymouth City Council from May 2019-21 and now shadow that portfolio as well as Cultural Services, Libraries and Museums. I am deputy leader of the Labour Group in Plymouth.

I am a freelance writer and was a solicitor before pursuing a career as a journalist in regional newspapers.

After that, I spent nine years as a broadcast journalist at  the BBC.

I have 15 years’ experience as a school governor at a number of schools in my ward and am a trustee of homelessness charity Plymouth Access to Housing and a director of Exim Dance Company.