Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill was created a Life Peer in the 2010 Dissolution Honours.
Throughout her career as a Labour Party Adviser, she worked for Mo Mowlam Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Jack Cunningham and Gus Macdonald in the Cabinet Office.
Before entering the House of Lords in 2010 she was Chief of Staff to Harriet Harman, acting Leader of the Labour Party and previously Leader of the Commons.
Anna is a Deputy Chairman of Committees and serves on the Communications and Digital Select Committee.
I am delighted to support Allergy UK as a Parliamentary Champion. There has been a staggering 615% increase in hospital admissions related to allergic disease during the last 20 years and 8% of all GP appointments relate to allergy.
Despite these figures, there are only 40 adult allergy consultants in the UK and even fewer paediatric allergy specialists. I, therefore, support Allergy UK’s call for each ICS to have a fully-funded specialist allergy service with one specialist allergy nurse and one specialist dietician.
I am also thrilled to back Allergy UK’s wider work to ensure people living with allergy can live in a society that takes allergy seriously.