Lucy Allan is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Telford, having first been elected in May 2015, and most recently re-elected in December 2019 for the third time.
Lucy has an evidence based track record of standing up for Telford both in Parliament and locally: championing Brexit, fighting for CSE victims, taking on the authorities, and holding NHS senior management to account when protecting vital services at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital or the baby deaths due to failure in maternity care.
In Parliament, Lucy Allan was a member of the Education Select Committee for two parliamentary terms, championing children in care and social justice. Lucy Allan was Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Towns, which was 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 train services to Birmingham, Lucy campaigns on infrastructure and connectivity needs of New Towns, Child Sexual Exploitation, victims and the Justice System. She is currently campaigning for justice for post office workers who were wrongly convicted of theft and fraud due to computer glitches on the Post Office Horizon system.
Lucy was educated at Durham University and Kingston Law School. She has a degree in Anthropology and a Master's Degree with Distinction in Employment Law.
Before entering Parliament, Lucy worked as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse for 10 years, specialising in Insolvency and Business Turnaround. She moved into a career in Investment Management working with UBS Warburg, Gartmore and Mercury Asset Management. From 2004 she worked as an employment law advisor, taking a number of employee cases to Tribunal pro bono and she served on employment tribunals.
She served as a Councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 2006-2012. She moved to Telford in March 2013, living first in Dawley Bank and then in Oakengates. She spent two years fighting the once safe Labour seat of Telford, overcoming the sitting Labour MP in 2015 who had been in post for 14 years. She now holds the seat with almost 60% of the vote.
Lucy was formerly a Trustee of a domestic violence charity, a Non Executive Director of an NHS Trust Board, a School Governor at a number of schools, including Holmer Lake Primary Telford and a Trustee of a Pupil Referral Unit.