As a member of the Labour Party, Alan served as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Health, Minister of State for Universities, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for Education and Skills. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle from 1997 to 2017.
Lucy is a hugely talented stand-up, comedy actress and writer from Hull. She stars in and co-wrote the highly-rated sitcom of the fictional view of her marriage to TVs Jon Richardson Meet The Richardsons (Dave) with Tim Reid.
She is the writer and star of BBC Radio 4's To Hull and Back, with Maureen Lipman and most recently, creator of Channel 4's newest sitcom, Hullraisers. She was the winner of The BBC New Comedy Award and the Chortle Award for Best Newcomer.
She is a proud daughter of Hull, and fiercely protective of her hometown. Lucy was team captain for the University of Hull team an the University Challenge Christmas Special 2019 (BBC2)