MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Local Liberal Democrats have demanded that Labour withdraw false claims that the party campaigned against the new health facility on the site of the Hornsey Hospital. Lynne Featherstone MP and local Liberal Democrats helped lead a high-profile, decade-long, campaign to get the hospital site back into use. In recognition of her work, Lynne Featherstone was invited to take part in the ‘topping out’ ceremony to mark the completion of the new health centre building in 2009.
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“Local Liberal Democrats have campaigned for a decade for the Hornsey Hospital site to be reopened. This ludicrous claim shows just how out of touch Labour are.
“Unlike Labour, the Liberal Democrats campaign on local issues all year round – not just in election year. This is a desperate attempt by Labour to mislead the public.
“Labour should retract this false statement, and show more respect for residents by committing to a clean election fight.”
Cllr Richard Wilson, added:
“Over the last few years I have accompanied Lynne on dozens of protests and public meetings, as well as low-key private meetings with the Haringey Primary Care Trust. She has lobbied tirelessly for a new health facility on the Hornsey Hospital site, and it is absolutely outrageous for Labour to claim otherwise.
“This desperate tactic is insulting to the huge numbers of residents who campaigned with Lynne to get the Hospital site reopened. It also shows how scared Labour are of losing control of Haringey Council to the Liberal Democrats at this year’s elections, and how they will say anything to cling to power.”