Baroness Burt of Solihull
Lorely Burt, Baroness Burt of Solihull is a British politician, who was the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Solihull from 2005 to 2015. She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.
Following her election, Baroness Burt became a Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Northern Ireland, an Opposition Whip, and served on the Treasury Select Committee. Following the election of Sir Menzies Campbell to the leadership of the party in 2006, she became the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Small Business and Women and Equality and in 2007 moved to become the Spokesperson for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
In October 2007, Baroness Burt was elected as the party's first female Chair of the Liberal Democrats' Parliamentary Party.
In 2013 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Upon taking this new role she resigned from her positions as BIS Co-Chair and Chair of the Parliamentary Party.