Lucy Allan is the Member of Parliament for Telford. She was first elected to Parliament in May 2015, turning a once safe Labour seat Conservative for the first time and as the first female MP for the area. She was re-elected in 2017 and 2019.
Education and Employment
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 qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working for Price Waterhouse, specialising in Insolvency and business turnaround. She then built a career in Financial Services, becoming Head of Investment Trusts at Gartmore Investment and then a Director at UBS Warburg. She later became an employment law consultant, taking employee cases to Tribunal pro bono, as well as serving on Employment Tribunal panels. She advocated for families contesting care proceedings in the Family Courts and the care system.
Lucy served as a Conservative Councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 2006-2012 During that time she 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 and a Trustee of a Pupil Referral Unit.
Lucy moved to Telford in 2013 when she was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate.
Lucy has focused on issues relating to the Justice System. She is known for her campaigning work on righting injustices brought about by institutional denial:
- The Post Office Horizon scandal, Criminal Cases Review Commission
- Child Sexual Exploitation, sentencing, Parole Board, ending early release victims rights
- Maternity deaths, injuries and Birth Trauma
- The Georgia Williams case and Serious Case Review into West Mercia Police
- Children in care and children's social care
- Telford's Princess Royal Hospital
- New Towns regeneration
- Lucy is a member of the Health and Social Care Committee.
- Lucy was a member of the Education Select Committee in the 2015-2017 Parliament and the 2017-2019 Parliament.
- Lucy was a member of the Women and Equalities Committee.
- Lucy was a member of the Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee between September 2016 - May 2017.
- Lucy was also founder and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Towns to lobby Government on issues relating to New Towns regeneration.