Layla Moran


Layla Michelle Moran (born 12 September 1982) is a British Liberal Democrat politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon since 2017.

Layla Moran

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Moran in 2019
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education
Assumed office
17 June 2017
LeaderVince Cable
Jo Swinson
Ed Davey
Mark Pack
Preceded bySarah Olney
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
In office
21 August 2019 – 6 January 2020
LeaderJo Swinson
Ed Davey
Sal Brinton
Mark Pack
Preceded byThe Baroness Bonham-Carter
Succeeded byDaisy Cooper
Member of Parliament
for Oxford West and Abingdon
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded byNicola Blackwood
Majority8,943 (15.2%)
Personal details
Layla Michelle Moran

(1982-09-12) 12 September 1982 (age 37)
Hammersmith, London, England
Political partyLiberal Democrats
RelativesJames Moran (father)
EducationImperial College London (BSc)
Brunel University London (PGCE)
University College London (MA)

She has been the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for education since 2017, and was spokesperson for digital, culture, media and sport from 2019 to 2020. She is Britain's first openly pansexual Member of Parliament.[1]

In March 2020, she announced her candidacy for the leadership post for the Liberal Democrats. She is running against Ed Davey.


  1. Perraudin, Frances (2020-01-02). "Lib Dem MP Layla Moran announces same-sex relationship". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-02.