The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone


Lynne Featherstone was Minister of State for Crime Prevention at the Home Office from November 2014 until May 2015. Previously, she was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development. She was also Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green from 2005 to 2015.

Political career

Lynne was elected to Haringey Council in 1998, a position she held until 2006. In 2000 she was elected to the London Assembly, where she chaired the Transport Committee and served on the Health and Standards Committees and the Metropolitan Police Authority.

She served as the Liberal Democrats’ International Development Spokesperson in 2006, before becoming their Youth and Equalities Spokesperson in 2007.

Lynne previously served as Home Office Minister for Equalities and Criminal Information.

Career outside of politics

Before entering politics, Lynne ran her own design company and was a strategic design consultant.

Personal life

In her spare time, she has volunteered in the Royal Free Hospital.