Lucy Allan has been campaigning on the Post Office miscarriage of justice, ever since she was first contacted by her constituent Tracy Felstead, a victim of the Horizon scandal, wrongly imprisoned on false accusations.
Lucy's campaign work has involved meetings with ministers, meetings with the Post Office, discussions with the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to help get convictions overturned at the Court of Appeal, working with other MPs and Lords on a cross-party basis, the BEIS Select Committee and of course continually raising the issue in Parliament.
Now there is a public inquiry Lucy wants to see those responsible giving evidence and being held to account.
This must include those in Whitehall, Fujitsu (who supplied the defective Horizon software) and Post Office Management - both current and former. Lucy believes there are questions to be asked of the justice system and the lawyers involved in the epic David and Goliath battle, when the sub postmasters took on the Post Office in the Group Litigation. Taxpayers' money was used to fund the Post Office legal action to shut down the victims and protect wrongdoers through a war of attrition designed to stop the truth emerging.
Lucy Allan MP said:
"I have never felt such rage on behalf of the wronged victims who had lost so much as when I sat listening to ministers in Parliament parroting the lines the Civil Servants gave them, still in denial despite the hard won comprehensive judgment of Justice Fraser in 2019. Justice Fraser outlined the 'institutional obstinacy' of an organisation in denial which 'insisted the world was flat. We go to Parliament to seek redress of grievance for our constituents. This was the greatest miscarriage of justice there has been in recent history. MPs, cross-party, representing their constituents who were victims, were stonewalled and fobbed off with platitudes by a succession of junior ministers with no knowledge of the issue parroting Whitehall mandarins."
You can see Lucy's record on this issue below:
- All the links to Hansard, the official Parliamentary record are here.
- Summary of media appearances.
You can also read more articles here:
- Wrongful convictions question to Leader of the House - 13th Feb 2020
- Lucy asks questions of the Lord Chancellor - 25th Feb 2020
- Lucy leads debate in Parliament - 5th March 2020
- Lucy accompanies constituent to give evidence at BEIS select committee
- Lucy raises the role of the Criminal Cases Review Commission - 19th March 2020
- Lucy raises the matter with Business Minister at Urgent Question - 10th June 2020
- Convictions are quashed and summary of Lucy's work to date - 2nd October 2020
- Lucy asks for justice to be done - 5th October 2020
- Justice for Sub-Postmasters - 7th October 2020
- Lucy raises issue with Prime Minister at PMQ's - 24th March 2021
- Lucy raises Post Office Litigation - 27th April 2021
- Prime Minister meets Tracy Felstead - 30th April 2021
- Lucy seeks compensation for all victims of Post Office Scandal - 21st May 2021
- Lucy asks Minister Scully to ensure justice for the 555 postmasters - 15th December 2021
- Lucy asks Minister to ensure that civil servants who were involved in the Horizon scandal can be held to account - 24th February 2022
- Lucy criticises the Post Office's use of group litigation and seeks an apology - 22nd March 2022
- Lucy contributes to statement on GLO Compensation Scheme - 7th December 2022