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Flying the flag in Tooting

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lib Dem candidate in the Tooting Parliamentary By-election Alex Glassbrook for some campaigning in Tooting Broadway with local members. The team spoke to many local people about the by-election, but also used the opportunity to discuss the European referendum and the importance of voting to Remain in the EU.

Helping Lib Dems win in Surrey Docks, Southwark

Caroline Pidgeon AM has been working hard with Surrey Docks ward Lib Dems for many years. Fighting for improved broadband speeds, for improved bus services and for a pedestrian and cycle bridge from Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf.

Caroline was delighted to help campaign and support Cllr Dan Whitehead, who was successfully elected as the new ward councillor on Thursday 9th June with over 50% of the vote.

Mayor should do what is right and stop the Garden Bridge

Writing at the "Bridge Too Far" website, Caroline Pidgeon describes the compelling reasons to cancel the Garden Bridge project:

Caroline concludes:

It is regrettable that the last Mayor devoted so much of his time to lobbying and secretly fundraising for the Garden Bridge. There are so many other projects he could have backed which would have delivered real benefits for Londoners.

Past failings by Boris Johnson on housing must now be addressed

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on Sadiq Khan’s description of the previous Mayor’s ‘Concordat’ scheme to supposedly stop developers advertising London homes abroad first for overseas buyers as ‘toothless’ said:

“Sadiq Khan is absolutely right to criticise the weak measures adopted by the previous Mayor.

Say goodbye to the EU, say goodbye to the benefits of the European Investment Bank

Writing for Liberal Democrat Voice, Caroline Pidgeon described the role of the EU's European Investment Bank in funding British public infrastructure projects:

I was first alerted to how significant its lending was when I read the papers going to the Transport for London (TfL) Board last September. I discovered TfL had entered into a new £1 billion corporate loan with the EIB to support investment in a number of projects, including station upgrades, track renewals and cycle superhighways.

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