Lucy Allan is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Telford. She was first elected to Parliament in May 2015, and re-elected in June 2017. She is the first woman to represent the Telford constituency and is a relative of the militant socialist suffragette, Janie Allan.
In Parliament, Lucy Allan is a member of the Education Select Committee and is a former member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee. Lucy Allan is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Towns, which is an effective cross-party group set up to lobby the Government on issues relevant to all New Towns. In addition to local campaigns such as the Princess Royal Hospital and the Telford Women and Children's unit, Lucy campaigns on the infrastructure and connectivity needs of New Towns, Child Sexual Exploitation and the justice system, Children in Care and Children's social care.
Lucy was educated at Durham University and Kingston Law School. She has a BA Hons degree in Anthropology and a Master's Degree with Distinction in Employment Law.
Before entering Parliament, Lucy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, specialising in Insolvency and Business Turnaround. She then moved into a career in Investment Management. She served as a Councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 2006-2012. She moved to Telford in March 2013. She spent two years fighting the once safe Labour seat of Telford, overcoming the sitting Labour MP who had been in post for 14 years.
Lucy was formerly a Trustee of domestic violence charity, a Non Executive Director of an NHS Trust Board, a School Governor at a number of schools and a Trustee of a Pupil Referral Unit.