For Layla Moran, there is no social issue too small or insignificant to rally behind. Listen to her speak in the House of Commons and you’ll often find her challenging the British government on a range of issues from human rights, to arguing the British people should have a final say on the Brexit deal. She also serves as the Education Spokesperson for her party, the Liberal Democrats, and is a frequent guest on radio and television speaking on their behalf. Now a national figure, it is hard to believe it has been less than a year since she first entered Parliament.
And it is not just in the Westminster political and media swirl where the MP for Oxford West and Abingdon is passionately vocal. Follow her regular political tweets however and you’ll find her speaking out on a number of different issues – for improved wages of National Health Service staff, the dangers of air pollution, and lowering the voting age to 16 to name just a few. According to Moran, the Liberal Democrats have an important role to play in the current fractured UK political debate: “The Lib Dems have an alternative vision to stay in the [European] single market, assist entrepreneurs, support our public services, and invest in science.”
But possibly her greatest calling is standing up for those who have no voice. She is a vocal supporter of the rights of homeless people across the United Kingdom as well as the plight of displaced people all over the country.
Then there is the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the Iranian-British woman who is currently being unlawfully detained in Iran after visiting the country in 2016 with her daughter. A charity worker back in the UK, Zaghari-Ratcliffe is accused by the Iranian government of attempting to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Moran openly challenged Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in the House of Commons, demanding some sort of commitment to action in repatriating Zaghari-Ratcliffe back to the UK. On his inability to take real action, Moran took to Twitter with the hashtag #SackBoris.
With an outspoken dedication to challenging the status quo and defending the rights of all, Layla Moran is a politician using her voice for the greater good. Today we spotlight not only her political prowess, but her stylish fashion sense too!
Today I was privileged to share a platform with @SirPatStew who give a deeply personal speech about why we need a #FirstRefonFacts. So much at stake. Let’s step up hope. The time to fight is now pic.twitter.com/r1chjYVG4R
— Layla Moran (@LaylaMoran) February 26, 2018
Moran looks on as none other than Shakespearean actor and Star Trek alum Sir Patrick Stewart shares his views on the UK referendum on Brexit. Her outfit choice for the event is suitably elegant and refined – a black turtleneck sweater worn underneath a red overcoat and two-toned scarf around her neck.
Honoring the past with panache
Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day this Saturday I signed the @HolocaustUK Book of Commitment. It is vital we take the time to remember the victims and pay tribute to the survivors, many of whom work tirelessly to educate young people about the horrors of the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/rOuOTftLV5
— Layla Moran (@LaylaMoran) January 25, 2018
In honor of Holocaust Memorial Day, Moran took the time to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust’s official Book of Commitment in January this year. For the momentous occasion, she selected a tailored fitted jacket in off-white worn over a mustard-colored top and a matching mixed print scarf.
Layla Moran’s choral couture
— Layla Moran (@LaylaMoran) December 12, 2017
A worthy cause deserves standout style! An event in aid of Syrian refugees brought together several Members of Parliament last Christmas who all sang in a church choir in their honor. Moran wore a grey plaid blazer over a black fitted shirt to beautiful effect.
Pretty in polka dots
— Layla Moran (@LaylaMoran) November 16, 2017
With a welcoming smile always at the ready, Moran is a proud representative of the Houses of Parliament. In celebration of last year’s UK Parliament week, the politician chose a cheerful polka dot dress styled underneath a tailored blazer in cherry red. Jewelry made up of beads and precious stones rounded off the elegant ensemble.
C’mon let’s start the debate!! In case anyone is in any doubt. If we get to a vote, I’ll be voting yes. pic.twitter.com/s4xSdVqKrW
— Layla Moran (@LaylaMoran) November 3, 2017
Everyday is an opportunity for great style, and when you get the chance to do so while affecting change, all the better! Moran is chic and sophisticated in a teal green shift dress nipped flatteringly at the waist. With a signature patterned scarf for a pop of color, her outfit is classic and beautifully on trend.