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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 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...

Over 700 local residents sign Lynne Featherstone MP’s Royal Mail petition  

July 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Over 700 local residents have signed Lynne Featherstone’s recent petition, calling on Royal Mail to rethink the closure of Hornsey Delivery Office.The petition was launched last week, in response to Royal Mail announcing that the delivery office would close, and that services would relocate to the Bush Indu...

If reports of FGM in Iraq are true…

July 24th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

If the news reports are true, this is truly horrific news. FGM is one of the oldest and most extreme ways to control the lives and bodies of young women and girls and sadly it’s prevalent across the Middle East and North Africa.This only emphasises why it is critically important we act together to end FGM ...

Lynne Featherstone MP attends Iftar dinners in Hornsey and Wood Green

July 23rd, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP, along with Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Tottenham Turhan Ozen, last week visited two local Mosques for Iftar dinners – the evening meal where Muslims break their daily fast during Ramadan.The Liberal Democrat MP gave speeches at both the Fatih Mosque in Wood Green and at ...

Sexual abuse of children in our country

July 20th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Two women came to my surgery to ask if I would support the call for an Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse – and of course an inquiry is now on the way.But what I said to them was whilst I was happy to have an inquiry – more than that – I wanted the police to follow-up on allegations and where they could get ...

Campaign to save parcel collection point in Hornsey starts again…

July 15th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

I have just heard, via a Royal Mail press release, that Hornsey Delivery Office and parcel collection point will be relocated in September – to the Bush Industrial Estate in N19.I am angry – to say the least!After local residents and I successfully campaigned to prevent the closure in 2012, Royal Mail ...

Ministerial visit to Ethiopia

July 14th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

I visited Ethiopia last week in my capacity as International Development Minister. This is my blog from the field.   An early morning flight takes me away from the relative hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa, and out to a remote village in Amhara in the north of the Ethiopia where I meet a young girl,...

Pond Park cleaned up!

July 10th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Hooray – the old pond area in pond park has been cleaned up after local residents and I made complaints to the Council. Now we will push for repairs to the pond area, to make it safe and attractive again!...