Lingerie entrepreneur and former Ultimo boss Michelle Mone yesterday took her seat in the House of Lords.
Taking the official title of ‘Baroness Mone of Mayfair’, Mone swore the oath of allegiance to the Queen before a crowded chamber and packed public gallery prior to question time in the Lords.
The ceremony took just four minutes and was attended by Work and Pensions minister Lord Freud and Tory peer Baroness Morris of Bolton.
In a social media post, she described it as "an incredible day for my family".
Mone is one of 45 new peers announced by David Cameron in August this year. Shortly after her appointment she announced she was stepping down from the business she founded in 1996 focus on her political and other business interests.
The 44-year-old has been appointed as an entrepreneurship tsar with responsibility for start-ups and helping people get back into work in areas of high unemployment. She will sit on the Conservative benches.