Alison Inglis-Jones read theology at the University of Durham and, following graduation, worked in public affairs and public relations for PR agencies including Weber Shandwick Worldwide and Ketchum.
She has been involved in the voluntary sector for the last 20 years, previously working for the Shaftesbury Society (now Livability) and London Youth. She has been on a number of charity boards including Act Network and the Challenge, as well as running community projects in Wandsworth.
Having begun to advise the Trussell Trust in a voluntary capacity, she joined the board of in 2013 and has worked closely with the media and external affairs team to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in the UK. She also volunteers at Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank in West London.
She has been a Christian for forty-five years but, thanks to the bravery, anger, passion and focus of the team at the Trussell Trust, has experienced God in a completely new way over the previous four years as He enters the food banks. She is re-thinking what it means to be ‘church’ and how her faith informs her politics and her political actions.
She has been a member of the Labour Party for twenty-five years and is married to a Conservative voter. She has one adult and one teenage son and lives in South London.