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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

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 ...

Update on New River Village repairs

October 15th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has met with Circle 33’s Managing Director for an update on the ongoing problems with social housing at New River Village.Residents at the Colorado apartments remain unhappy with living conditions, reporting ongoing damp and problems with the lift and roof.The MP for Hornsey and Wood...

Lynne Featherstone MP nominated for Politician of the Year award

October 14th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has been nominated for Stonewall’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award.The 25th Anniversary Awards, which will take place in the Raphael Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, celebrate the outstanding contribution of individuals and groups towards equality over the past year.In her fo...

Campaign success as Network Rail land in Bounds Green finally cleared

October 13th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Network Rail land in Bounds Green has finally been cleared of rubbish and weeds, following a campaign by Lynne Featherstone MP and local residents.The land runs alongside a much-used alleyway, which connects Bounds Green Road with Bowes Park station, and then extends into Enfield towards the North Circula...

Lib Dems introduce new mental health waiting time standards

October 10th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

On World Mental Health Day, Lynne Featherstone MP has welcomed Nick Clegg’s ground-breaking announcement on mental health treatment in the UK.At the Liberal Democrat conference on Wednesday, the Deputy Prime Minister confirmed that treatment for mental health conditions will finally be brought into ...

Lynne Featherstone MP named most influential Lib Dem woman

October 9th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has climbed nine places in the Times’ ‘red box power list’ this year. The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green is listed as the seventh most influential Lib Dem – and is the highest ranked woman in the list.The Times explained the decision by saying: ‘The equal marriage legislation wa...

Iraq and ISIL

September 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here is a copy of the email I sent to residents this morning, asking for their views on Iraq and ISIL. You can let me know your views here.Parliament has been recalled for tomorrow to vote on taking military action to support the Iraqi government in its struggle against ISIL.As I write, I have no real d...