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Frognal and Ftizjohns by-election

Caroline Pidgeon AM visited Camden on Sunday 18th July to help David Bouchier in the Frognal and Fitzjohns by-election.

“It was fantastic to be out and about talking to local residents about a wide range of local issues such as planning concerns, where some people are expanding their homes by going down into the foundations, and the state of the economy nationally.

“David lives locally and knows Belsize, Frognal and Hampstead Village like the back of his hand. I hope local residents will give him their support to be a strong local voice for Frog 'n' Fitz ward” commented Caroline.

Mayor's cuts to Tube ticket offices - "an absolute sham of a consultation"

Caroline Pidgeon, commenting to the Evening Standard, has sharply criticised the Mayor's plans to drastically reduce ticket office services at Tube stations, costing up to 450 jobs and leaving many stations with ticket office staffing for most of the day.

Caroline said:

The Mayor was elected on a clear commitment to keep ticket offices open. His plans to have many closed for most of the day flies in the face of his election commitment. This is an absolute sham of a consultation. If the Mayor really thinks he is consulting Londoners he obviously needs to look up what the word actually means in the dictionary.

You can read the full story at the Evening Standard here.

Enfield Lib Dems visit City Hall for Mayor's Question Time

Several members of Enfield Liberal Democrats came down to watch Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall on Wednesday 14th July.

The group heard Lib Dem members ask the mayor about his planned policy for fares next year on public transport, ticket office closures and the future of the Oystercard.

Ealing and Hounslow Lib Dems put Turnham Green's case to TfL

Liberal Democrats from Ealing and Hounslow met with two senior transport advisors from Transport for London this week.
The meeting came after the request by Ealing Lib Dem Leader Councillor Gary Malcolm, and Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem leader on the London Assembly, who want to see the Piccadilly Line tube stop permanently at Turnham Green.

The items discussed at the meeting included:

  • Extending or trialling extensions to the current early and late stopping service at Turnham Green
  • The possibility of introducing a Sunday service
  • Signage and announcements at Turnham Green tube station
  • Replacing the Baron's Court stop with Turnham Green on the Piccadilly Line
  • Signalling of the Piccadilly and District lines

Caroline joins Lib Dems from across London and the UK at Pride 2010

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the London Assembly Lib Dems, joined senior Lib Dems including Lynne Featherstone MP, Sarah Ludford MEP, and party president Ros Scott, at the Pride London 2010 event on Saturday 3rd July - the UK's largest annual LGBT event.

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