Lynne Featherstone MP on Saturday took part in the annual London Pride march, to celebrate London’s LGBT+ community. She was accompanied by a large Liberal Democrat team including Lord Brian Paddick, Caroline Pidgeon (the Leader of the Lib Dem group on the London Assembly) and Lib Dem Baroness, Liz Barker.
This year’s march was the first since same-sex marriages became legal in England – under legislation that Lynne Featherstone MP introduced in her previous role as Equalities Minister (2010-12).
The local MP, who was stopped a number of times by people wanting to thank her for her work on LGBT+ issues, carried a placard underlining her pride at representing Hornsey and Wood Green.
Getting into the spirit of the event, the Lib Dem MP danced along to the music during the parade and took a number of pictures with other marchers throughout the afternoon.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I was delighted to be marching at pride yet again this year – and I certainly wasn’t going to let the weather rain on my parade!
“Pride is always such a positive and empowering event – and I was so happy to be walking with men and women who have married since the introduction of equal marriage. It is always so moving when people thank me for my involvement in bringing in the changes – it makes me feel very proud of my work and of where we are now as a country on LGBT+ issues.”