Iain Dale to host political fundraiser for Lynne Featherstone

Lynne FEatherstone 2007 Brighton conference by Liberal DemocratsIain Dale, former Conservative candidate and blogger turned LBC Radio broadcaster, made the shock revelation this morning on his ConservativeHome diary:

Next week, shock horror, I’m doing another political fundraiser. Brace yourselves. It’s for Lynne Featherstone – yes, the Liberal Democrat MP. She’s a mate and did sterling work on equal marriage, so I’ve decided to do it – and hang the consequences. All I need now is to do one for a Labour and UKIP MP or candidate, and I will truly be able to say that I have been politically balanced.

Lynne was, if I remember rightly, the first politician to guest on Iain’s show for 18 Doughty Street, the short-lived internet TV politics channel. It’s been a good last couple of weeks for her, as her key role in securing same-sex marriage has rightly been recognised not only by promotion to the Home Office but also by awards from PinkNews and Stonewall.

If anyone knows booking details about the event, do please leave details below…

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • More good news for Lynne. It will be a tough fight for her, but she deserves every bit of help she can get.

  • She seems to be the best Lib Dem minister. I wonder if she had supported Clegg rather than Huhne in 2007 she would be in cabinet by now? Either way I really hope she keeps her seat, she deserves to.

  • ISHvinder Matharu 14th Nov '14 - 5:06pm

    I think we all agree , that 4.5years without a female Cabinet Minister is less than ideal….

  • JohnT – Jo Swinson supported Nick so I’m not sure this theory really stacks up. I’m not exactly a Clegg loyalist (!) but I don’t think there is much evidence of a grudge still being held against people who didn’t back him in 2007.

  • duncan greenland 17th Nov '14 - 12:44pm

    Regret too late to book for tomorrow’s dinner ,but never too late to make a contribution !
    To donate you can either send a cheque made payable to Hornsey and Wood Green Liberal Democrats to :

    Kirsty Allan c/o Lynne Featherstone
    The Three Compasses
    62 High Street,
    N8 7NX

    Or make a direct bank transfer to:

    HSBC Muswell Hill
    Hornsey & Wood Green Liberal Democrats
    Sortcode: 40-04-37
    Account Number: 51223704

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