Baroness Burt of Solihull

Liberal Democrat Peer

@LorelyBurt

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 10 November 2015

Previously MP for Solihull until 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Solihull

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departments: Equal Opportunities
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Departmental Contracts
  • Shareholder Executive

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee ( 6 Mar 2019 to 14 Jun 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Equalities) (28 Oct 2016 to 12 Oct 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (10 Nov 2015 to 28 Oct 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) ( 4 Nov 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee ( 4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (25 Oct 2007 to 1 Nov 2012)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) ( 3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 3 Aug 2006 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee ( 2 May 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 24 Apr 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (10 May 2005 to 3 Aug 2006)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Cass Review - Statement 17 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I believe that the Cass review is an extremely thorough summary of where we are now and of the pathways available to young people that we need to explore. Most importantly, this report gives a way forward for young people and their clinicians who feel anxious and frightened because they find themselves at the centre of a political maelstrom. Interestingly, the most balanced response...
  • Midwives: Bullying - Question 16 Apr 2024

    My Lords, among the very disturbing elements in this report is the way that midwives are bearing the brunt of the toxic culture and dangerously low staffing levels, which are causing over half of midwives to consider leaving their organisation. Despite what the Minister just said, the Ockenden report was over two years ago. Is he satisfied with this rate of progress? Should we not consider a...
  • Child Poverty - Question 26 Mar 2024

    My Lords, the fact that nearly one in three children in the UK are living in relative poverty is the logical outcome of years of starving social services and funding for the most vulnerable in our country. At worst, that translates into empty tummies, cold homes and even no bed to yourself. I am sure the House would be interested to hear the Minister’s excuse—surely not Ukraine again. In...

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