Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone admits Lib Dems 'got a kicking' in Haringey

Lynne Featherstone admits Lib Dems 'got a kicking' in Haringey

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

Labour had the last laugh as their party romped to victory in the polls

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Liberal Democrat MP Lynne Featherstone has admitted her party “got a kicking” at the local elections in Haringey.

The Hornsey and Wood Green representative said local candidates were paying the price for a backlash against the coalition government.

The Liberal Democrats lost 12 seats to Labour, leaving them with just nine out of a possible 57 on the authority.

Speaking after the crushing poll results, Ms Featherstone said: “Clearly there is quite a kicking going on in terms of our place in the Government, which I think is very sad because there are a lot of fantastic Liberal Democrat councillors who did not get in.

“I think historically this is the trend, but things will improve. I expected it to be a very difficult fight, and it was very tough – people wanted to send a message to the coalition.

“But I think this is as good as Labour are going to get in this area.”

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11:38am Fri 23 May 14

GenghisKhan says...

Now let's get rid of Lynne Featherbrain at the general election.
Now let's get rid of Lynne Featherbrain at the general election. GenghisKhan
  • Score: 2

5:53pm Fri 23 May 14

ZenithB says...

Lesson: If you consort with the Tories, you let the hybrids in through the back door.
Lesson: If you consort with the Tories, you let the hybrids in through the back door. ZenithB
  • Score: -1

7:10am Sat 24 May 14

ZenithB says...

Without a viable opposition in Haringey, few seem to realize how much further we are walking into a nightmare..
Without a viable opposition in Haringey, few seem to realize how much further we are walking into a nightmare.. ZenithB
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Sun 25 May 14

goonerdave1968 says...

spare room tax and cuts to the poorest,i.e cuts to council tax benefits etc etc you got what you deserved and will again if you don't stop being like the tories and picking on the poor all the time and blaming them for all the problems caused by the rich.mrs Featherstone be warned change your stance on these issues or say goodbye for ever.
spare room tax and cuts to the poorest,i.e cuts to council tax benefits etc etc you got what you deserved and will again if you don't stop being like the tories and picking on the poor all the time and blaming them for all the problems caused by the rich.mrs Featherstone be warned change your stance on these issues or say goodbye for ever. goonerdave1968
  • Score: 0

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