He entered politics on leaving the RAF in 1978 and the following year was elected on to North Shropshire District Council and Market Drayton Town Council as a Conservative Councillor for East Ward of Market Drayton.
In the 1997 General Election he was Candidate for the Referendum Party for North Shropshire.
In 2000 he was elected to Telford & Wrekin Unitary Authority and Wellington Town Council as a Conservative Councillor representing Park Ward Wellington .
After the 2007 elections he was made Cabinet Member responsible for Community Services on Telford & Wrekin Borough Council and he was Mayor of Wellington 2007-2008.
In October 2008 he was thrown out of the Conservative party on trumped up charges because of his opposition to the European Union. Denis was Chairman of the Telford and Wrekin Branch of UKIP from 2010-14.
Denis was elected as a town councillor for the Dothill ward on Wellington Town Council in a by-election on 28th March 2013. He is a member of the Wellington Literary Festival Committee and Chairman of the Dothill Local Nature Reserve.
|Cllr Denis Allen|