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Campaigning for Dave Raval for Hackney Mayor

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Hackney Lib Dem campaigners out in Dalston Junction on Thursday 8th September to help support Dave Raval, the Lib Dem candidate in the Hackney Borough Mayoral election.

The team dropped leaflets through doors and chatted to local residents about key issues including crime and affordable housing.

Stop private hire discrimination against people with assistance dogs

The London Assembly has backed the Guide Dogs for the Blind campaign to ensure that there are far more effective sanctions against private hire drivers who refuse access to assistance dogs.

The Assembly agreed a unanimous motion calling for this to be penalised with a level 4 fine, in keeping with offences such as ticket touting.

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, who proposed the motion, said:

“Although the law is crystal clear that it is a criminal offence for taxi and private hire drivers to refuse access to disabled people with assistance dogs, it is sadly the case that such discrimination takes place far too often, especially in relation to private hire drivers.

TfL should take over Southern Rail

As the Southern Rail situation gets worse and worse for passengers, Caroline Pidgeon told the SWLondoner website that both management and unions have failed and a change in control is needed:

The dispute over conductor-free trains has reached a point where it does not matter what assurances Southern offer because the RMT union is now striking for the sake of it.

I am hugely concerned about the additional stress this is having on London.

You see the stress on passengers’ faces and it’s not good enough.

Helping the team in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM was delighted to support Karen Alexander in the recent Harringay ward by-election in Haringey borough.

Karen was a fantastic Councillor previously for the area and Caroline worked closely with her on transport issues.

Caroline joined Lib Dem councillors and campaigners on the doors to support Karen on 28th July.

Helping Chris Williams win in Carshalton

Caroline Pidgeon AM was delighted to help in the Carshalton Central by-election which took place on July 28th.

Caroline joined local councillors, parliamentary candidate Amna Ahmad, campaigners and our fantastic candidate Chris Williams knocking on doors and talking to local residents about issues such as transport and the poor Southern train services.


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