Laura is a married woman. She has been married to the love of her life James Kelly since a long time. She now resides in East London. Besides this married life there is no any information about her extra affairs and she is a lesbian.
Laura was raised in Glasgow with her brother and sister. As a child, she attended Laurel Park School, an independent girls' school. After her high school, she joined the University of Edinburgh where she studied history. She also studied journalism at Georgetown University. She began her career as a journalist at the end of the 1990s. During that time, she worked on NBC News political program. At the end of the 1990s, she returned to Britain and she began working at the local radio and then cable television. After that, she began serving Channel 4 News as its reporter.
In March 2000, she was hired by BBC North East and Cumbria. For her work as home affairs correspondent, she was honored with regional Royal Television Society award in 2000. She also served as the chief political correspondent for BBC News for several months. She was also named the reporter of the BBC One bulletins, Daily Politics and BBC News. In July 2015, she was named the BBC's political editor. She made a history that year as she was the first woman to hold the position.