Poll shows Lib Dem support for local MP in government role

Liberal Democrat party members have given a ringing endorsement to the job Lynne Featherstone is doing as a government minister. A poll carried out by the website ‘Lib Dem Voice’ found that only Vince Cable is more popular among Liberal Democrat ministers.

Lynne Featherstone, Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green, is a minister in the Home Office as part of the Coalition Government. She has played a leading role in several high profile Coalition Government initiatives including plans for Equal Civil Marriage and a new law to ban cowboy wheel clampers. It has also been announced recently that the Home Office will take forward measures to make stalking a criminal offence and to outlaw forced marriage.

The poll of Liberal Democrat members found that 65% were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with Lynne Featherstone as a government minister with just one in ten dissatisfied. That gave her an overall positive rating of +55%. Of Liberal Democrat ministers, only the Business Secretary Vince Cable was given a higher overall rating (+80%) by members of the Liberal Democrats.