Holly Lynch was elected as the Member of Parliament for her hometown of Halifax in 2015 and won re-election in 2017 and 2019.
Holly was born in Halifax and grew up in Northowram. She then attended Brighouse High School and studied Politics and History at Lancaster University. She worked in Subway, a fast food outlet, in Halifax town centre, before joining a small local business involved in exporting Halifax goods around the world. She then worked for Yorkshire and Humber MEP Linda McAvan before going on to become an MP.
Holly made her maiden speech in the House of Commons on 9 June 2015 and talked of her determination to protect services at Calderdale Royal Hospital. She has worked hard since then to achieve this goal and has consistently called for services to be protected at both Halifax and Huddersfield A&Es.
She was appointed to the Labour front bench in July 2017 taking on the role of Shadow Flooding, Fishing & Coastal Communities Minister within the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs team, but later stepped down in order to take maternity leave.
In April 2020 she was appointed as Labour’s Shadow Minister of State for Immigration within the Shadow Home Office Team, headed up by Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.
She has Chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Integration, Co-Chaired the Fairtrade All Party Parliamentary Group of MPs and has led a campaign to increase protections for emergency service workers; Protect the Protectors.