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Rushed electoral register changes risk undermining the London election

Caroline Pidgeon has highlighted the danger to two million Londoners' right to vote, as the government rushes forward changes to electoral registration before the May 2016 London elections.

Caroline told the Evening Standard:

“The Government is blatantly ignoring the independent electoral commission in pursuit of narrow party advantage. It is a shameful abuse of power.

Campaigning for the Haringey by-elections

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Lib Dem by-election candidates Jenni Hollis and Derin Adebiyi out and about in the Wood Green area on Sunday 23rd August and Saturday 29th August in the rain and the sunshine.

The team are campaigning to clean up the local high street, limiting the number of betting shops and more support for local independent shops.

We cannot afford a day of complacency in tackling tube delays

The Mayor of London has finally released information showing that Tube delays caused by overcrowding reached a five-year high during the financial year 2014/15.

The figures, obtained by Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, also show a very worrying level of delays due to overcrowding on the Central, Jubilee, Northern and Victoria lines between April and June 2015.

Commenting on the latest figures, Caroline said:

Caroline welcomes Tooting Bec Road petition led by local Lib Dems

Caroline Pidgeon was pleased to accept on behalf of the London Assembly a petition led by local Lib Dem campaigner Jon Irwin, who got over 500 signatures from Tooting residents calling for Tooting Bec Road to be made safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

Read more from Wandsworth Liberal Democrats.

Mayor must now come clean over plans for Night Buses

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the announcement that the launch of the Night Tube has been deferred, said:

"This is a big climb down for the Mayor. His retreat is entirely due to his error in setting a specific start date before all the staffing arrangements and other issues had been settled.

"By pushing for a set start date the Mayor strengthened the union’s negotiating position.


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