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Lynne Featherstone MP wins Pink News Award

October 30, 2014 10:35 PM
Lynne Featherstone - London Pride 2010

Lynne Featherstone MP

Lynne Featherstone MP was last night presented with an award by the website Pink News. The award, for 'Ally of the Year,' was given to the Lib Dem MP in honour of her tireless work to promote LGBT rights both at home and abroad.

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green was the architect of the Same-Sex Marriage law during her time as minister for equalities in the Home Office, and now works in the Department for International Development to push the agenda on the global stage.

Lynne Featherstone MP is also nominated for Stonewall's 'Politician of the Year' award, which is due to be announced next week.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented: "I'd like to thank Pink News for giving me this award, and everyone who was at the event for the reception they gave me - it's so heart-warming.

"Bringing about this positive social change is one of the greatest achievements of our generation, and I'm so thankful to all the organisations, politicians, civil servants and people who supported the successful campaign for Equal Marriage law from start to finish."