Lynn was appointed Regional Secretary of the TUC in the North West in 2013, the first woman to hold that position. By background Lynn is a Computer Scientist , and worked in the telecommunications / IT industry before becoming a trade union official for scientific and professional staff. She went on to hold a number of trade union leadership positions prior to joining the TUC in 2013
As Regional Secretary Lynn coordinates and represents around 800,000 workers in over 50 different trades unions in the region. She serves as a member of the North West Leaders Board, and pursues he personal determination to tackle poverty and inequality by serving on the Greater Manchester Poverty Commission and the Liverpool City Region Child Poverty and Life Chances Commission.
In August Lynn was appointed as Mayoral Advisor on Equalities, to Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region, and in this role Chairs the Fairness and Social Justice Advisory Board .