Lynne Featherstone MP has been nominated for Stonewall’s ‘Politician of the Year’ award.
The 25th Anniversary Awards, which will take place in the Raphael Gallery of the Victoria & Albert Museum, celebrate the outstanding contribution of individuals and groups towards equality over the past year.
In her former role as Equalities Minister, Lynne Featherstone MP was the architect of the Equal Marriage consultation and Bill – which has now become law.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It’s a huge honour to be nominated for this award – thank you very much to Stonewall! I look forward to attending the awards.
“In the UK, we have made incredible progress with equal marriage. Words can’t really describe the overwhelming joy I felt attending two beautiful wedding ceremonies on that historic day in March, when finally love became equal before the law.
“I still get very emotional when people thank me for my work on same-sex marriage. Often when I speak at an event someone, usually a young man, will approach me and say ‘thank you’ – it’s incredibly heart-warming.”
Nice to see Lynne getting the recognition she deserves, when some national newspapers have assiduously avoided mentioning her at all when covering this topic!