Lynne Featherstone

Tim Farron's victory rally: (clockwise): Islington Assembly Hall, Nick Clegg and Simon Hughes discussing old times, a fainting activist and cold meat platters.

Cold meats, beer, excitement and a fainting activist — how the Lib Dems celebrated Tim Farron’s victory

17 July 2015 9:16

Tim Farron’s election as leader of the Liberal Democrats is the first piece of positive news for the party since…

Prime Minister David Cameron Attends A Meeting On Forced Marriages

Lynne Featherstone replaces Baker as Osborne mocks ‘conspiracy theorist’

4 November 2014 12:53

Lynne Featherstone is to return to the Home Office to replace Norman Baker as Minister of State for Crime Prevention,…

Lynne Featherstone, enemy of free speech.

Julie Burchill, trannies and the free press

27 March 2013 16:05

If anybody doubts that free speech would be in danger after Leveson it is worth remembering what it is already…

Lynne Featherstone believes that women ought to be more like Christina Hendricks of 'Mad Men' fame. Image: Getty.

Can’t we even throw out Lynne Featherstone?

22 January 2013 11:49

I gave a talk to the Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party last night. If you don’t know the area,…

May backs gay marriage

24 May 2012 17:14

So Theresa May has voiced her support for same-sex marriage, joining Lynne Featherstone, Yvette Cooper and the PM’s Parliamentary Private…

Political Stepford Wives

21 September 2011 16:16

At the beginning of the conference season I mused on Twitter that these occasions were very tribal, but that I…

Compromise time for Nick Clegg?

7 December 2010 11:38

Where are we with the tuition fee rebellion? Nick Clegg has an article in the FT claiming that the coalition’s…

Confession Time: I Voted Labour

9 May 2010 23:25

I left the Labour Party in 1994 and re-joined on May 6th 2010. There, I’ve said it. I had always…

Old Comrades Drift Back to Labour

3 May 2010 9:46

I have had a number of shocked emails from old friends on the left following my previous post here, which…

The Oxbridge Elitism Debate: Lynne Featherstone Intervenes

27 February 2009 17:53

I always worry about attacks on the so-called elitism of our top universities. It strikes me that academic excellence must…