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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

Lynne Featherstone MP wins top Pink News Award

October 30th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP was last night presented with an award by Pink News, the most read gay news service in Britain.The top award, called ‘Ally of the Year,’ was given to the Lib Dem MP in honour of her tireless work to promote LGBT rights both at home and abroad.The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was t...

Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes £317,486 boost for children in Haringey

October 29th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Nurseries, childminders and other early year’s providers in Haringey are set for a £317,486 cash injection to help three and four-year-olds from disadvantaged families.Children from low income families have often fallen behind more well off classmates before they even start school.?But from April 2015, the E...

Over 22,000 people in Haringey to get pensions rise

October 28th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

The basic state pensions will rise by at least £2.85 a week thanks to the Liberal Democrats triple lock. It means 22,369 pensioners in Haringey will benefit from an increase in their pension.This rise will bring the level of the state pension to at least £115.95, and will benefit millions of pensioners acr...

Lynne Featherstone MP nominated for another MP of the year award

October 28th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has been nominated for ‘MP of the Year’ award. The awards are being hosted by the Patchwork Foundation, in association with 3FF, Mosaic, UpRising and The National Union of Students.The Patchwork Foundation believes in promoting and highlighting best practice in the area of under-...

Breaking the silence: violence against women in Somalia and beyond

October 27th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s a blog from my recent visit to Somalia. I went in my capacity as Minister for International Development, and UK Ministerial Champion for tackling violence against women and girls abroad. When you think of Somalia, you probably think of Black Hawk Down, Al Shabaab terrorism and piracy. But if you’...

Lynne Featherstone MP re-launches campaign for more local health funding

October 27th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has re-launched her campaign for more funding for Haringey’s health services.Last year, the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green exposed figures revealing that Haringey Borough receives hundreds of pounds less funding per person, per year, than neighbouring boroughs such as Camden and Islington....

Lynne Featherstone MP supports Muswell Hill traders

October 27th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP last week met with over 20 local retailers, who have suffered a loss in trade of up to 60% due to Labour-run Haringey Council’s poorly planned road works.The traders had little notice of the works, and are very dissatisfied with the way the works have been managed.They asked the MP for H...

A Tribute to Efua Dorkenoo

October 21st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s a statement from Jane Ellison MP and me, following the sad passing of Efua Dorkenoo. Also available on Huffington Post.We learned with very great sadness of the passing of Efua Dorkenoo OBE on Saturday 14 October.We had the honour of working closely with Efua for some years, and she was deservingly ...

Lynne Featherstone MP calls meeting with Royal Mail following floods of complaints

October 17th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has set up a meeting with Royal Mail chiefs, following daily complaints by local residents about their parcel delivery and collection service.Royal Mail closed their Sorting Office in Hornsey on the 22nd September, and relocated the service to an office on the Bush Industrial Es...

Unemployment in Hornsey and Wood Green drops to just 3%

October 16th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Local MP Lynne Featherstone has welcomed yesterday’s employment figures, which show that 30.76 million people in the UK are now in work, the highest level on record.The number of people unemployed has fallen below 2 million for the first time since 2008, while youth unemployment has seen the largest ...