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How did the Mayor and TfL pay so much for buses with such a basic design fault?

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the announcement by Transport for London that they will install opening windows on the new Routemasters at a further cost of around £2 million, said:

“Anything to make travelling on the new Routemasters more bearable during the Summer is obviously welcome. These buses are quite frankly a cauldron on wheels during hot weather.

Why were vital documents relating to awarding for design contract for the Garden Bridge destroyed by TfL?

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the internal audit of the procurement design and development services for the Garden Bridge said:

"This audit has sadly not been thorough and forensic.

“While it rightly highlights a number of areas where the process for awarding contracts needs to improve the audit is ultimately incomplete due to TfL destroying vital records.

Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon commits to fight for a Liberal London

Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon said she would fight for a London which served the many, and not the few.

The party announced Caroline - who is a member of the London Assembly - as its candidate for next year’s London Mayoral election.

Caroline said:

“London is a great city, but the huge potential it offers is not available to everyone.

Enslaved Africans Memorial must not be put at risk

Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Mayor asking him to ensure that the Enslaved Africans Memorial project, which the Royal Parks agreed would be placed in the Rose Garden at Hyde Park, is not put at risk.

Given the urgency of the situation, I would be grateful if you could investigate what steps can be taken to ensure that the memorial and wider educational aims of this charity are not put at risk...

London's Police Community Support Officers should stay

As reports suggest that the Metropolitan Police is considering scrapping 1000 Police Community Support Officers working in London's neighbourhoods, Caroline Pidgeon has written to the Met's Commissioner expressing strong support for PCSOs:


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