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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

Haringey Council does it again

April 15th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Another day, another mess up by Labour-run Haringey Council. In the past we’ve seen yellow lines painted days before the entire road was dug up and potholes filled days before resurfacing work. And they still haven’t learnt. This new roundabout below might look fine at first glance  (apart from the con...

Labour’s control of Haringey Council must end!

April 14th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s my latest Ham and High column – on why Haringey Council needs to change. A few weeks ago, the Broadway exposed the cost of Haringey Council’s trip to Cannes in South France. It was three times more than the council originally stated. So, not only did they use taxpayers’ money for the jaunt, t...

More action needed on reproductive rights for all

April 9th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s a recent blog about my work as a minister in the Department for International Development, also available on the Huffington Post.Twenty years ago the world took an important step in agreeing that population is not just about measuring the numbers of people in the world, it is about the qualit...

Fighting crime in Haringey

April 7th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s my latest Muswell Flyer article, also available here.When I’m out on the doorsteps or at my local constituency surgery – I often hear awful stories from people who have been victims of burglary or fraud, for instance. Crime does unfortunately affect the vast majority of people at some point i...

Urgent repairs and improvements needed at Sky City

April 7th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP last week visited Sky City– a housing complex above the Mall in Wood Green – to help the residents secure vital improvements to their living conditions.Residents of Sky City contacted the Hornsey and Wood Green MP recently, to express their frustration and anger at Metropolitan Housin...

Two same sex weddings – one happy politician!

March 30th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Yesterday was just the best day ever.You know you go into politics to make the world a better place – and yesterday that happened. The world is a better place today than it was – because two people who love each other can get married. Full stop!The first wedding of the day for me was at 9.30 at Wood G...

I’m going to two same sex weddings today!

March 29th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

The first wedding of the day is Subodh and Niranjan – who have been together forever – at the registry office in Wood Green. The second is at Alexandra Palace – Benjamin and Nathan. I am even wearing a frock! And I wish both couples and everyone else who is getting married today all the happiness in the w...

Same sex marriage day tomorrow!

March 28th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

I am going to two weddings tomorrow – same sex weddings of course!And whilst those who marry on this first day will be part of history – the real point is that from this day forward – people of the same sex can get married any day – and live happily ever after!This will be such a landmark day for me t...

Lynne Featherstone MP demands rat-run action from Haringey Council

March 26th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP has written to Haringey Council to demand action on the ongoing problems associated with the Ringslade Road rat-run in Wood Green.Along with local Wood Green Lib Dem campaigners, the MP visited the site last Friday to listen to residents’ concerns.In the letter, the MP for Hornsey and W...

Violence against women and girls – at home and abroad

March 25th, 2014 by Lynne Featherstone

Here’s my latest Ham and High column on my work at home and abroad to protect women and girls from violence. Also available here.Last week, I represented the UK at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. I have always been committed to tackling violence against women and girls – and since taking on a ministerial role in the...