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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

Barclays and Tottenham Hotspur among companies confirmed for MP’s Apprenticeship Event

August 21st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Eighteen companies, with hundreds of vacancies between them, have signed up to attend Lynne Featherstone MP’s annual apprenticeship event.The event – which takes place at 2pm, on Thursday 28th August, at Haringey Civic Centre – gives young people the chance to meet with companies who are offering apprent...

The situation in Gaza

August 20th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here is a copy of an email I have sent to local residents this afternoon, about the situation in Gaza. please do get in touch if you are a local resident and want to discuss this further. The conflict and subsequent humanitarian crisis in Gaza has left over 400,000 civilians struggling to find food, wa...

Lynne Featherstone MP launches campaign to improve local rail stations

August 15th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has launched a campaign to make local rail stations like Bowes Park, Alexandra Palace, and Hornsey more accessible, and is encouraging residents to get involved.During the local MP’s recent campaign to protect rail services at local stations, many residents commented on how dif...

Local apprenticeship event and falling youth unemployment

August 14th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Youth unemployment in Hornsey and Wood Green (my constituency) has fallen again! In fact, youth unemployment here has halved over the last four years – down from 7.1% in May 2010 to just 3.1% in June.This means more and more local young people are getting into work, learning skills and earning money...

Youth unemployment in Lynne Featherstone’s constituency halved

August 7th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has welcome news that youth unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.In May 2010, the youth unemployment rate in Hornsey and Wood Green was 7.1%. Four years on, the figure in June 2014 is just 3.1%.Overall unemployment in Lynne Featherstone MP’s c...

Lynne Featherstone MP holds summer street surgeries

July 31st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has spent the past week giving street surgeries across Hornsey and Wood Green, where she met and discussed a wide range of issues with local residents.During the surgeries, Lynne Featherstone spoke with residents in Muswell Hill, Hornsey and Fortis Green, offering advice and assistan...

Lynne Featherstone MP supports Wood Green animal shelter

July 28th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP visited Wood Green, The Animals Charity in Lordship Lane on Friday. As well as housing a rehoming centre for cats, the charity now runs as a preventative clinic, taking action to care for animals before they become unwell.The ambitious new programme will include a range of proac...

Lynne Featherstone MP to host Apprenticeship event in Haringey

July 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green is to host her annual apprenticeship event on the 28th August at Haringey Civic Centre, from 2-6pm.The MP will be teaming up with JobCentre Plus in Wood Green once again to put on the event, so that Haringey youngsters can meet companies with apprenticeship vacancies, ...

FGM – Girl Summit and Youth for Change

July 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Well – it’s been quite a stunning week.Mentoring young people at Youth for ChangeFreida Pinto and the gang!TedX – empowering girls voicesLast Saturday we (Department of International Development) held a Youth for Change event on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early and Forced marriage (CEFM). Young people...