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Success of the Hopper ticket shows need for Mayor to pinch more fare policies from his opponents

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the forthcoming first anniversary of the Hopper ticket and the news that over one hundred million journeys have been made with the Hopper bus ticket said:

"I have been campaigning for a One Hour Bus Ticket for the best part of a decade in London so I very much welcome the success of the Hopper ticket over the last year.

Mayor's policing consultation is shambolic

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Member of the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee, described the Mayor’s consultation on Met Police Services as ‘shambolic’ after the details of important public meetings were finally published - almost eight weeks after the consultation started.

Caroline, who has been chasing the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime for the details of the public meetings for some time, commented:

“The Mayor should be ashamed of this shambolic consultation process.

No excuses for repeating Piccadilly line misery

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the independent report examining the causes of the delays and disruption on the Piccadilly Line over the past two years, said:

“The service provided by the Piccadilly Line has been shocking in recent years.

Welcome news that Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf bridge is on track

Assurances that the much needed pedestrian and cycle bridge between Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf is on schedule and could be open to the public by 2020 or 2021 were obtained by Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, at August's Mayor’s Question Time.

The Mayor also confirmed that he expects major landowners in the nearby area, who will benefit from the bridge, to contribute to the project, alongside funding from TfL.

Useful meeting and engagement from Hackney Police

Hackney Liberal Democrat Spokeswoman, Pauline Pearce, had a meeting this week with Matt Twist, the Metropolitan Police Commander for the Met Task Force and Armed Police, to discuss arrest protocols following the death of Rashan Charles in Hackney.

The meeting was set up and attended by Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly member for the Liberal Democrats.

Commenting on the meeting, Pauline Pearce said:

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