A longstanding resident of Northallerton, Allen is pleased to be chosen as PPC in his own Constituency.
An experienced campaigner, he was Parliamentary candidate in Pudsey in 2017 and, some years earlier, in Westmorland, where he reduced the sitting MP’s majority by half. He was, for a time, a member of Darlington Borough Council.
After a career in the financial sector in the City of London and various parts of the north, Allen now works part-time in administrative support for Leeds University. He has for a long time been involved in local broadcasting, which led, at one time, to membership of the Liberal Democrats National Arts Advisory Group, and is also a noted speaker on a variety of topics.
Other interests include the Rotary Movement, the Wensleydale Railway, and real ale.