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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

South Sudan’s Leaders Must Do More to End Crisis

September 14th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s a blog from my recent visit to South Sudan, also available on the Huffington Post.While the eyes of the world rightly look towards global crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Ukraine and West Africa, there is a serious and worsening humanitarian disaster almost going unnoticed in South Sudan.It is de...

Lynne Featherstone MP gives talk on development to Muswell Hill volunteers

September 9th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP on Saturday joined the Muswell Hill Baptist Church soup kitchen volunteers for a reflective practice session.Around 25 volunteers attended the session to discuss ‘what is poverty?’ The Liberal Democrat MP, who is also a minister in the Department for International Development, ...

Lynne Featherstone MP gives prizes at local Horticultural Show

September 8th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP on Saturday went to the Muswell Hill & District Horticultural Society Autumn show.The event was well attended by gardeners and local residents interested in the display. The society volunteers provided tea and homemade cake.The Lib Dem MP was given a tour of the flowers, fruit and ...

Affordable Homes Bill

September 5th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s a copy of an email I sent to residents yesterday, who contacted me regarding the Affordable Homes Bill:Thank you for your email with regards to the Affordable Homes Bill, put forward by my Lib Dem colleague Andrew George MP.I will be voting in favour of this Bill tomorrow.Under-occupancy is a s...

Now is the time to prevent a man-made famine in South Sudan

September 4th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here is a blog from my latest visit to South Sudan. Also available on the Department for International Development site.I can clearly remember my first overseas visit as a DFID minister. It was just under 2 years ago, in October 2012. I was struck by the optimism and hope that filled the air of this new and ambitious c...

Lynne Featherstone meets visits new local businesses

September 1st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited a new café in Alexandra Palace station. The Yard serves teas, coffees, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and food to take away.The Lib Dem MP popped in to the Café in between talking with station users about her campaign to make local stations, like Alexandra...

Lynne Featherstone visits new local businesses

September 1st, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited a new café in Alexandra Palace station. The Yard serves teas, coffees, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and food to take away.The Lib Dem MP popped in to the Café in between talking with station users about her campaign to make local stations, like Alexandra...

Lynne Featherstone MP takes accessibility petition to the station

August 27th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP and the Haringey Liberal Democrats were at Alexandra Palace rail station this morning, talking to commuters about the campaign to improve accessibility.Local stations such as Hornsey, Alexandra Palace, Bowes Park and Harringay are all very difficult to access for many disabled ...