Educated at St Pauls Girls School, Trevelyan studied mathematics at Oxford Brookes University between 1987 and 1990. Trevelyan then spent five years as a chartered accountant at Price Warehouse (a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London before she relocated to Northumberland.
In 2015, Trevelyan was elected as the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, gaining the seat for the Conservatives with a 9.6% swing, after the sitting MP, Sir Alan Beith, stood down. She has held several Ministerial roles, including as Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Secretary of State for International Development, and, most recently, Secretary of State for International Trade.
View on portfolio
She has previously expressed a keen interest in infrastructure; before entering Parliament, she was intimately involved in a 'Dual the A1 Campaign' and submitted reports to the consultation to make the road a dual carriageway. The local press nicknamed her 'the A1 lady', and she managed a meeting with then Prime Minister David Cameron over the issue within months of election.