Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone has won a spot as one of ten MPs in the running for Sports Parliamentarian of the Year, after being nominated by a local sports organisation.
Haringey Sports Development Trust recommended the Liberal Democrat MP for nomination for the award, organised by the Sports and Recreation Alliance, for her local work to promote and protect the interest of sports. Lynne’s work earlier this year to help fight for Haringey’s London Youth Games to go ahead, and her visit to the Whizz Kids Programme to help promote access to sports for disabled children, were some of the activities that won her a place among the shortlisted MPs.
The final winner will be announced on the 14th December.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“It’s a real honour to be nominated as Sports Parliamentarian of the Year by Haringey Sports Development Trust.
“They do a tremendous job of offering young people the opportunity to learn different sports, and the Whizz Kids programme for disabled children is just fantastic.
“I’m so proud that they are there for young people in Haringey and I always do my best to support them when I can. It’s very heart-warming to see that my support has been recognised with this nomination.”