Welcome to the website of Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose. The Vale of Catmose is in Rutland which used to be the smallest county in England. Much of the Vale is submerged under Rutland Water, the largest manmade lake in Europe.

Elizabeth was appointed to the House of Lords in January 2011, at which point she was the second youngest woman in the Lords.

Elizabeth has been an active advocate of the fundamental right to have, choose, change and manifest one’s religion or belief, as enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

She was Project Director of the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief, based out of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham, and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief in the UK Parliament, She is a member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

In July 2019 she was appointed a Government Whip (Baroness in Waiting).

From February 2020 she was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System in the Department of Education and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Women) in the Government Equalities Office and Department for International Trade. She held this role until September 2021.

Of being in the House of Lords Elizabeth says, “It is a privilege to have this role and I have enjoyed spending more time in Rutland since my appointment.  Do feel free to contact me by email, post or telephone, or follow me on twitter.”