Elizabeth Berridge, Baroness Berridge

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The Baroness Berridge
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Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Rose Berridge

(1972-03-22) 22 March 1972 (age 47)
Rutland, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
EducationBA (Hons) Law
Alma materEmmanuel College, Cambridge
OccupationMember of the House of Lords

Elizabeth Rose Berridge, Baroness Berridge (born 22 March 1972) is a British Conservative politician and member of the House of Lords.[1]

Life[edit]

Born and educated in the county of Rutland, Lady Berridge attended Vale of Catmose College and Rutland College in Oakham. She then studied Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and undertook barrister’s training at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. Her professional career was as a barrister before she was appointed Executive Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship in 2006.[2]

She fought Stockport for the Conservatives in the 2005 general election.

Baroness Berridge is also part of the Advisory Council of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East which supports the work of Canon Andrew White, the "vicar of Baghdad".

She is a founding and steering committee member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

House of Lords[edit]

On 18 January 2011, Berridge was created a life peeress as Baroness Berridge, of The Vale of Catmose in the County of Rutland,[3] and was introduced in the House of Lords on 20 January 2011.[4] where she sits on the Conservative benches. Born in 1972, she is the second youngest female member of the House of Lords, after Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho.[5]

She is Chair of the All Party Group on International Religious Freedom.

Awards[edit]

On 5 October 2017, Baroness Berridge was awarded the 2017 International Religious Liberty Award by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and J. Reuben Clark Law Society.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baroness Berridge". BBC Democracy. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Life Peerage Awarded to CCF Director". Conservative Christian Fellowship Ltd. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  3. ^ "No. 59677". The London Gazette. 21 January 2011. p. 965.
  4. ^ House of Lords Minutes of Proceedings for Thursday 20 January 2011.
  5. ^ "FAQs: Membership and principal office holders". House of Lords Information Office. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Baroness Elizabeth Berridge Receives 2017 International Religious Liberty Award". International Center for Law and Religion Studies. Retrieved 5 December 2017.