Lucy Allan is the Member of Parliament for Telford and first elected to Parliament in May 2015, with a majority of 710 votes.
Telford was one of a small number of Conservative gains from Labour in the 2015 general election, which helped to give the Conservatives an overall parliamentary majority. The seat was retained by Lucy Allan in 2017 with an almost identical majority of 720, and again in December 2019 with a majority of 10,941, one of the most significant Conservative marginal seat holds in that election, taking almost 60% of the vote.
Lucy Allan is known for her campaigning work in Parliament on:
- Child Sexual Exploitation, sentencing and victims rights
- Maternity deaths and failures in maternity care
- Post Office Horizon Scandal
- Children in care and children's social care
- Telford's Princess Royal Hospital
Lucy Allan has been a member of the Education Select Committee in the 2015-2017 Parliament and the 2017-2019 Parliament. Lucy Allan was the founder and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Towns to lobby Government on issues relating to New Towns. Lucy was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons in 2020.
Local campaigns include Telford's Town's Fund bid, the Ketley waste site scandal and improving local rail connectivity.
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 trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991, working for Price Waterhouse specialising in Insolvency and business turnaround. She then built a career in Investment Management becoming Head of Investment Trusts at Gartmore Investment and later a Director at UBS Warburg. She later acted as an employment law advisor taking employee cases to Tribunal pro bono, as well as serving on Employment Tribunal panels.
Lucy Allan served as a Conservative Councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 2006-2012.
Lucy was 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 and a Trustee of a Pupil Referral Unit.