Dr. Robert Laurenson, the militant leader of the junior doctors strike who is on the front page of the Telegraph this morning after the paper discovered he is currently on holiday, is an ex-public schoolboy who’s a director of his family’s multi-million pound investment company. MailOnline has more.
Dr. Robert Laurenson has played a key role in plotting the devastating 96-hour industrial action.
He is currently absent from the picket lines because he had already booked time off to attend a friend’s wedding.
He is listed alongside his parents and brothers at Westholme Investments Limited.
The business currently holds over £2 million of investments and previously ran a Surrey golf course described as “one of the finest” in the county.
Dr. Laurenson, 28, was made a director in 2013, a year after he began his medical degree at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
It is understood he has no day-to-day duties with the firm and does not draw a salary or dividends and is not a shareholder, the Daily Telegraph reported.
He took a year out of his own medical training to work as a freelance medic for an agency.
He claimed he did so “for money and well-being” on his LinkedIn. Before reading medicine, he attended Sevenoaks School in Surrey, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country which charges fees of up to £46,566 for sixth-formers.
Now the trainee GP is co-chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) junior doctors’ committee and is a key architect of their ‘juvenile’ strike campaign.
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