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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 launches local ‘safe school crossing’ petition

January 27th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has today launched a petition in support of the Haringey Lib Dems’ campaign for safer local school crossings.Recently published figures show that over 40 schools in the borough do not have a pedestrian crossing within 80 metres.The local Lib Dems are now calling on the Labour-run...

Muswell Hill Library plans challenged following discovering of legal document

January 23rd, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP and a Liberal Democrat councillor have challenged Labour’s plans to relocate Muswell Hill Library after Cllr Gail Engert uncovered an important legal document.The Land Registry document for Muswell Hill Library contains what is known as a covenant. The document states that the la...

Unemployment in Hornsey and Wood Green halved since 2010!

January 22nd, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Local young people at one of Lynne Featherstone MP’s annual apprenticeship eventsLynne Featherstone MP has welcomed news that unemployment in her constituency has halved since 2010.The local unemployment rate was 5.2% when the Lib Dems entered Government in May 2010. It is now down to just 2.6%.Youth unemplo...

Tackling violence against women in Burma

January 19th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Final blog from my visit to Burma last week – including meeting Aung San Suu Kyi. Also available here.Last week I spent 2 days in Burma, the last foreign country I will have visited as the UK’s champion for tackling violence against women and girls overseas. And what a fascinating 2 days it was meeti...

Tackling violence against women in India – day 3

January 15th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Also available here.My last day in India was spent back in New Delhi and I could write a whole blog just on my first meeting of the day with 10 young people! They’re part of the ‘With.in’ initiative, funded by DFID, which selects 100 passionate young people, mentors them and supports them over the course o...

Breaking news – £23.5 million for local health services

January 14th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Great news! Haringey’s health services are getting an extra £23.5 million this year – following our local fairer funding campaign.It’s a massive 5% increase from last year, and it’s a huge step towards getting truly fair funding for our local services, residents, and health workers.Take a look at this ...

Tackling violence against women in India and Burma – day 2

January 14th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Also available here.Yesterday was day 2 of my visit to India on the theme of violence against women, and I spent the day meeting people in some of the poorest areas of Madhya Pradesh. It was an incredibly informative and inspiring day, so I’m afraid quite a lengthy blog follows!Even though Madhya Pr...

Lynne Featherstone MP announces FGM conference for North London professionals

January 13th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Local MP Lynne Featherstone will host a conference in February, to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and to discuss how professionals in North London can work together to protect and support vulnerable women and girls.Professionals from the health, education, safeguarding and social work...

Tackling violence against women and girls in India

January 13th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

I’m currently in India – here’s my first blog from the visit, also available here.Since 2010 I’ve served as the UK’s first ministerial champion for tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) overseas, and developing this role has kept me quite busy. From the UN to the UAE, I’ve compared notes wi...

1200 local residents back MP’s campaign to save Muswell Hill Library

January 12th, 2015 by Lynne Featherstone

Over 1200 local residents have signed Lynne Featherstone MP’s petition to save Muswell Hill Library.The petition calls on Haringey Council to scrap their plans to relocate the services provided at the current site on Queens Avenue.The Labour-run council’s plans were exposed before Christmas, as part ...