The award, which was won jointly with Lord Cashman, recognised Lynne Featherstone’s work on LGBT rights both at home and abroad.
During her first spell in the Home Office, the Liberal Democrat MP was the architect of the Equal Marriage legislation, which has since become law. In the Department for International Development, Lynne worked to improve the rights of LGBT+ communities in the developing world.
In the last two weeks, Lynne Featherstone MP has also won the Pink News award for ‘Ally of the Year’; been nominated for the Patchwork Award for ‘MP of the Year’; and been promoted to Minister of State in the Home Office.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I am so very moved to win Stonewall’s award for politician of the year.
“Bringing about positive social change is one of the best parts of being a politician. I’m so glad to have had that opportunity – and introducing same sex marriage is certainly one of the best things I’ll ever do!
“I will of course continue to champion the rights of the LGBT+ community, along with fantastic activists and organisations, such as Stonewall.”