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Baroness Lorely Burt

House of Lords

Baroness Burt of Solihull 2017 GBA SummitBaroness Burt of Solihull is a Liberal Democrat Peer in the House of Lords, created a Life Peer in October 2015.

In October 2016 Lady Burt was made Shadow Secretary of State for Equalities as the Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson. She was previously Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson on Business, Innovation and Skills.

Lorely Burt was Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Solihull in the West Midlands for 10 years from 2005-2015.

After entering Parliament, Lorely became the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Northern Ireland, an Opposition Whip and later the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

The first woman to chair the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party, Lorely was the Government’s Champion for Women in Enterprise; an Assistant Government Whip and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Baroness Burt founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women and Enterprise and is Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Manufacturing. Alongside Equalities her interests in the Lords include Business, industry and consumers, Economy and finance, Employment and training, Prison and Women’s policy issues.

Before becoming an MP, Lorely created her own award-winning training company and held directorships in the fields of Training, Marketing and Financial Services. She co-founded WeConnect, a networking agency for women in business; and worked as an Assistant Governor at Holloway Prison.

Baroness Burt is an Adviser on business development to Board of Total Training, Birmingham and Board Adviser to Made in the Midlands.

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