Hornsey & Wood Green Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has been promoted to Liberal Democrat Deputy Home Affairs spokesperson by Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Menzies Campbell MP. She is now number two in the Lib Dem Home Affairs team, which is headed up by Shadow Home Secretary Nick Clegg MP.

Lynne Featherstone has a long track record campaigning on crime and home affairs issues, including spending five years on London’s top policing body, the Metropolitan Police Authority. Within Haringey she has led successful campaigns on many local crime issues, including getting a local police station reopened to the public. In Parliament she has been pressing for tougher action on knife crime, including longer sentences – a move blocked by Labour.

Local Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone said:

“I’m delighted to be taking up this position. I have taken an active interest in policing issues in Hornsey & Wood Green since being elected be it policing, fighting crime or safer neighbourhood teams. I look forward to being able to use my position to represent local issues in Parliament.

“My work for local residents will always come first, but with crime being such an important issue for so many people in Haringey this will help me push those issues even harder.”