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Hornsey and Wood Green (House of Commons)
Ms Lynne Featherstone MP (Liberal Democrat)
Surgery: FREEPOST RSAA-ZYEA-KLCJ
62 High Street
Surgery Tel: 0208 340 5459
MP Since - 2005 Majority - 6,875 Born - 20/12/1951, Single, 2 children
Education - South Hampstead High School, Oxford Brookes University.
Previous Occupation - Worked in design employment (1975-80). Managing Director of her own design company, 'In-House Outhouse Design' (1980-87). Former Strategic Design Consultant to a Transport Consultancy (1987-97). Director of Ryness Electrical Supplies Ltd (ten branches in London).
Personal Overview - Senior Haringey Councillor and inveterate Lib Dem candidate for the constituency she has now won in 2005. Her success third time sees her oust former Labour Minister Barbara Roche and represents one of the strongest Liberal performances across the Capital. Her previous political incarnations have seen an ongoing interest in Transport matters; she derided the PPP for London's Underground as being a £1 billion waste of money. She also established Buswatch, a local resident group to campaign for improved bus links in the Haringey area. Has written a political blog of her work in the London Assembly, which drew praise from the Guardian's Political Blog of the Year Awards. Became a Shadow Home Affairs Spokesman shortly after entering Parliament, with responsibility for London. She was promoted into the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet in June 2007. Became Chair of the New Technology Board in January 2009, to oversee the party's online campaigning and entered Government covering equalities in May 2010.
Political History - Councillor, Haringey Council (Muswell Hill Ward) (1998-2006), Leader of the Opposition (1998-2002), Chair, Transport Policy Committee, London Assembly Member (2000-02, and 2003-2005), Parliamentary Candidate, Hornsey and Wood Green (1997 and 2001), Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (2005-). Member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee (2005-06). Shadow Minister for Home Affairs (2005-07) (London). Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (2007). Spokesperson for Youth and Equality (2007-10). Chair of the Liberal Democrat Technology Advisory Board (2009-10). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Equalities, Home Office (2010-12). Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for International Development (2012-).
Characteristics - Volunteer, Royal Free Hospital. Her leisure pursuits are as an amateur actress and a hospital radio disc-jockey.
Business Tel: 0207 219 8401
Interests: Transport,Health,London Issues,Local Government
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bullying (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skin (Member)
Enfield and Haringey (Greater London Authority)
Ms Joanne McCartney AM (Labour)
GLA Member Since - 2004 Majority - 36,741 Born - 19. Married, 3 Children.
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Barrister (specialises in employment law).
Personal Overview - Newly elected in 2004, she replaced the outgoing Labour member Nicky Gavron in this closely contested seat. With a legal background as a barrister, she was involved in establishing a local chambers in Enfield in the early 1990s and has been an adjudicator dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants for the Housing Ombudsman. She has experience of being a local Councillor and has been the Enfield representative on the Local Authority Forum of the London Arts Board. She has also taken an interest in child care issues, a working mother herself , she has chaired Enfield's Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership (the body responsible for nurseries, playgroups etc). She has also shown an interest in issues relating to the environment, planning policing and the North Circular Road. Within the Assembly, she was previously the former London Mayor's (Ken Livingstone) E-Envoy.
Political History - Councillor, Enfield BC (1998-). GLA member for Enfield & Haringey (2004-). Member of the Budget Committee (2004-08). Member of the Economic Development, Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee (2005-07), Deputy Chairman (2008-09). Chairman of the Health & Public Services Committee (2005-08). Former member of the Metropolitan Police Authority. Member of the Transport Committee (2008-), member of the Elections Review Committee (2008). Chair of the Time for Action Panel (2011-). Chair of the Police and Crime Committee (2011-).
Other Information - Member of the London Board of the Commission for Racial Equality. Vice Chair of the London Connects Board. Member of the London Region Arts Council. Substitute Member of the Congress of Europe. Has also been a Director of Millfield Community Theatre in Edmonton. Governor of a local Primary School.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 020 7983 4402
Interests: Environment,Arts & Heritage,Family Issues,Housing,Transport,Law & Order,Child Care,Planning Issues
- Time for Action Panel (Chairman)
- Transport Committee (Member)
London (European Parliament)
Ms Marina Yannakoudakis MEP (Conservative)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 16/04/1956. Married, 3 children.
Education - Brunel University, BSC in Government, Politics and Modern History. Open University, MA in Education.
Previous Occupation - Financial Director of a family business (pan-European).
Personal Overview - Elected to the European Parliament from third place on the London Conservative Party list. Has been involved running a small business for over 23 years with experience negotiating in in Europe on behalf of her UK clients. She has campaigned to reduce regulation on business, reducing EU waste and fraud and on the sensible managing of migration. She also has experience raising funds for charity, as a former Chair of the Mayor of Barnet's Charity Appeal 2005/06 raising money for the mental health charity MIND.
Political History - Councillor, London Borough of Barnet. Has been Deputy Chairman of Chipping Barnet Conservative Association. MEP London Region (2009-). Membe rof the Delegation to the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (2009-). Substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (2009-). Member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee (2009-). Member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (2009-).
Other Information - School Governor. She was a Chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students at Brunel University and Chairperson for Communications on it's Student Union Executive. In her spare time she plays the saxophone and produces her own sculptures which she donates to charity.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Business & Finance,Small Business,Local Government
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
- Women's Rights & Gender Equality (Member)
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