FORMER X Factor singer Laura White has been named an inspirational woman by the Parliament.
The Atherton star was invited to the House of Commons with 44 other women, including Amanda Lamb, who have help to influenced others.
She posted on Facebook: “I’m at Downing Street for the Inspirational people tea and cake afternoon! I am beyond humbled to be one of the 45 chosen. #feelingblessed.”
Since appearing on the reality talent show in 2008, Laura has carved a successful career, gigging across the country and writing for such stars as Rihanna and Eliza Doolittle.
She has even scored herself a number one in China and Malaysia, with I’m Falling, which was recorded by singer Gin Lee.
And now she has revealed she is writing a duet for herself and another well known singer, but has not divulged who, only leaving a clue on social media that: “his last song was with Kanye West.”
Laura caught the eye of the House of Commons when she was controversially voted off the show in week eight, after a sing-off against Ruth Lorenzo.
After her elimination, fans circulated a petition for Ofcom to investigate phone voting procedures on the show, complaining of a lack of transparency and of difficulties in getting through to vote for her, which were denied.
The issue was mentioned in the Houses of Parliament by Leigh MP Andy Burnham, who commented that her exit had been harsh.