Layla Moran is the Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon and has been an MP continuously since 8 June 2017. She is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for foreign affairs and international development. Before this Layla was Liberal Democrat shadow secretary of state for education (2017-2019) and shadow secretary of state for education, digital, culture, media and sport (2019-2020). Before entering politics, Layla studied physics at Imperial College London and then worked as a maths and physics teacher. She grew up the daughter of an ambassador and so lived all over the world, from Greece to Jamaica, and was the first MP from a Palestinian background.