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RSSLynne Featherstone

Lynne is the MP for Hornsey & Wood Green and is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for International Development.

Her political experience include:

Leader of the Opposition, Haringey Council 1998-2002; Chair, Transport Policy Committee, London Assembly, 2000-2, 2004-5; Shadow Parliamentary Spokesperson for Police, Crime and Disorder, 2005-6; Member of House of Common’s Environmental Audit Select Committee 2005-; London Spokesperson 2005-7.

Parliamentary candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green, 1997 and 2001; MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, 2005-

Blog posts by Lynne Featherstone

Alexandra Palace Station to become accessible for all

December 16th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP joined Baroness Kramer from the Department for Transport at Alexandra Palace station this morning, to formally announce extra funding for the ‘Access for All’ programme.The programme – which was given a £60 million boost in the Coalition Government’s Autumn Statement – will allo...

Lynne Featherstone MP launches campaign to save Muswell Hill Library

December 15th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone and local Liberal Democrat councillors have launched a campaign to save Muswell Hill Library, an historic listed building.The future of the library is in doubt after the Labour-run council announced plans to relocate the library. The plans are due to go ahead even though the council admits in th...

Almost 5000 young people in Haringey help hit two million apprenticeship goal

December 9th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Local MP Lynne Featherstone has welcomed news that two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010, including 4830 in Haringey.Since entering Government in 2010, the Liberal Democrats aimed to boost the number of young people taking up apprenticeships – whilst scrapping the arbitrary...

The gender pay gap

December 9th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Women and men should be paid the same if they do the same job. It sounds obvious, but in reality it doesn’t happen. In 1997, when records began, the difference was a very alarming 17.4%.Since entering government my Lib Dem colleagues and I have worked hard to reduce the gender pay gap to the lowest e...

Lynne Featherstone MP attends Whittington Ambulatory Care Centre opening

December 8th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP last week attended the official opening of the Whittington Hospital’s brand new Ambulatory Care Centre.The £3 million same day treatment centre enables Whittington doctors and nurses to treat patients faster – avoiding unnecessary admission to hospital, and supporting the busy ...

Lynne Featherstone MP takes part in Shop Local events

December 8th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP attended two local markets this weekend, to support and promote local small and independent businesses in the run up to Christmas.The Liberal Democrat MP attended Christmas markets in Crouch End and Bounds Green, where she visited the stalls and spoke to traders.The MP for Horns...

Lynne Featherstone and local traders meet with Haringey Council Chief Executive

December 2nd, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP and Muswell Hill traders met with Haringey Council’s Chief Executive Nick Walkley on Friday, to present him with sales figures from the previous few months.Local traders have reported a huge loss in trade due to poorly planned council road works – which closed off part of the Bro...

Lynne Featherstone MP puts Haringey health funding case to NHS England

December 1st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP met with NHS England last week, to put forward the case for extra funding for Haringey’s frontline health services.The Liberal Democrat MP has campaigned for extra funding for years, after exposing the fact that Haringey gets less money per person than neighbouring boroughs such as Is...

Tackling Violence against Women and Girls – Men and Boys must play a part

November 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

We spend a lot of time blaming men (not without reason) for violence against women and girls – but they can be agents of change.The coalition government is determined to tackle violence against women and girls in all its forms. These abhorrent crimes are not a women’s issue – they are everyone’s issue....