Alistair Burt was appointed Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office on June 2017. He entered Parliament for the first time in 1983, and he served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Environment, for Education and Science and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1985 to 1990. He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State then Minister of State, Department of Social Security (1992-1997), and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2010-2013). He served as Minister of State for Community and Social Care at the Department of Health from May 2015 to July 2016. He is Conservative Member of Parliament for north east Bedfordshire (2001 to present).