Laurie was born and raised in Charnwood.
Her professional background is in social care and she has a young family which attends the local school in East Goscote. She is well known in East Goscote for her hard work and commitment to village issues, such as preventing inappropriate house building and working to reduce speeding.
Laurie serves on the parish council and as a volunteer library trustee.
Laurie has a track record of standing up for people and community and fighting against cuts to services. Most recently she has worked hard to keep the library open in East Goscote, campaigned against cuts to a bus route which has left elderly and vulnerable people isolated and worked on a cross party, grassroots campaign to save Children's Centres in the County.