We are delighted to say that Lorely Burt has been appointed to the House of Lords.
Lorely Burt, or 'The Baroness Burt of Solihull in the County of The West Midlands' as she will now officially be known, was Member of Parliament for Solihull between 2005 and 2015 and was recently appointed by Tim Farron, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, as the Liberal Democrat's Spokesperson for Business.
Lorely Burt's appointment to the House of Lords is great news for Solihull and the West Midlands.
Here in the West Midlands, we have precious few Members of the House of Lords. Lorely's appointment is therefore a major boost locally, giving us a strong and experienced voice in Westminster and promoting the interests of our Town and its environs. We are also pleased that as Lib Dem Spokesperson for Business, Lorely is now in a unique position to support and promote our local businesses.
As 'Women in Enterprise' Champion in the last government, Lorely has been a role model for female entrepreneurs throughout the country. As Baroness Burt of Solihull, she will also be a role model for young persons in Solihull and the West Midlands, showing that with hard work and dedication, they too can be successful in their chosen careers.
Commenting on Lorely's appointment, the Chair of the Solihull and Meriden Liberal Democrats Ade Adeyemo said:
'As Chair of the Local Party, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of our Members and Executive Committee to congratulate Lorely on her appointment.
Over the past 10 years as our MP, Lorely's name has become synonymous with Solihull and I am pleased that she is now in a unique position to work for and promote the interests of our Town and its environs.
Most importantly, I am pleased to confirm that Lorely will continue working with the Local Party here in Solihull and Meriden as an active Member and will be available to help locally in our political activities and social functions.
When I asked... "Baroness Burt of where?" Her response was "Solihull of course!" "This is where I live and representing Solihull is what I am known for".'
Well done Lorely!