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Power Lunch with Lorely Burt MP, Women in Enterprise Champion

  • Adam Smith Institute 23 Great Smith Street London, SW1P 3DJ (map)

How Britain Can Back Women Entrepreneurs

Lorely Burt was born and raised in the West Midlands. She studied Economics at Swansea University and later an MBA at the Open University. Before standing for Parliament, Lorely worked as an Assistant Governor at Holloway Prison, worked in personnel for national companies and set up an award-winning training company. She later co-founded WeConnect, a networking agency for women in business. In 2005 Lorely overturned a Conservative majority of 9,407 to become the first ever Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull.

From 2010 to 2012 Lorely put her business experience to good use as Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Policy Committee on Business, Innovation and Skills. Since September 2012 Lorely has has been Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander. In April 2014 she was appointed to be the government’s Ambassador for Women in Enterprise.

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