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Mayor’s fare package shows his lack of ambition for London

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the Mayor’s fare proposals for 2016, said:

“I very much welcome the extension of National Rail free train travel to under 11-year olds, ending a long standing grievance for children living in South London.

‘Under 11s already get free travel on the Transport for London (TfL) network but given that there are fewer tube lines in South London, children living South of the river have missed out for too long.”

London’s commuters will pay a heavy price for Mayor’s blunders over Night Tube

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports in today’s Financial Times that TfL is paying 500 additional workers £1.5 million a month since September for a new Night Tube that will not start until next year, said:

“Soon the Mayor will be announcing the fare changes for next year and we will discover the real price that London commuters will have to pay for the long list of the Mayor’s financial blunders and vanity projects.

Emily Davison - a remarkable woman that we should never forget

A campaign to remember the famous suffragette Emily Davison and her connection to Blackheath has been started by Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat London Mayoral candidate. Despite being born in Blackheath and having lived there for many years, her connection to the area is not publicly recognised.

Setting out the reasons for the need for a public plaque, Caroline Pidgeon said:

Vital questions over Garden Bridge still need to be answered

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on today’s announcement that Lambeth Council and the Garden Bridge Trust have reached an agreement over the public funding contribution from TfL towards the construction of the Garden Bridge, said:

Wealthy football teams should pay the full costs for the policing of games

At a time when the Met is facing serious budget pressures London’s football teams are forcing the Metropolitan Police Service to pick up a policing bill of over £4 million a year.

Following a written question to the Mayor of London it has been revealed by Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, that between the start of last year’s football season and May of this year the cost of policing outside football stadiums generated a bill of £4.2 million for the Met.


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