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Name: Lynne Featherstone
Candidate for: Hornsey & Wood Green
Party: Liberal Democrat
Lynne Featherstone is the Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green.
She first became involved in politics when she helped a residents' association fight council plans to introduce a parking scheme.
She then served as a councillor for Haringey Council from 1998-2008.
She served on the Metropolitan Police Authority and Chaired the Transport Committe for the GLA from 2000, before stepping down after being elected as MP for Hornsey and Wood Green in 2005.
She was promoted from the party's Home Affairs team to the Shadow Cabinet as International Development spokesperson in December 2006.
After Nick Clegg's election as party leader in 2007, she was appointed Youth and Equalities Spokesperson in the Shadow Cabinet.
She also spends time volunteering at the Royal Free Hospital, helping seriously ill patients. She is an amateur actress has also been a hospital radio disc-jockey.
She pledges to secure more funding for local schools.
She plans to set up a Hornsey hospital bus and improve public transport links.
She wants to promote better recycling and wants to help and encourage locals to reduce their carbon footprint, she is campaigning for there to be a climate change bill.
She also plans to take action to shorten the amount of time it takes for police to respond to a non-999 call.
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