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Londoners - make your vote count!

Caroline Pidgeon joined politicians from across parties and across the capital today to launch an advertising campaign calling on Londoners to make their votes count on May 5th – by saying Yes to AV.

Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan MP and Murad Qureshi AM joined Lib Dems Simon Hughes MP and Caroline Pidgeon AM and the Green Party’s Jenny Jones AM.

Simon Hughes MP, Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make our political system fairer by giving more power to voters and reducing safe seats in parliament. It could be generations before this opportunity presents itself again. Let's make sure we don't miss out.”

Why are there yet more delays on the Jubilee Line?

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on today’s admission by the Mayor and Transport for London that weekend closures and upgrade work on the Jubilee Line will not be completed until July, said:

“The Mayor, who is Chair of Transport for London, must now apologise to Londoners for this further delay in completing the upgrade of the Jubilee Line.

Caroline backs campaign to save lives of cyclists

Across London's roads regrettably, about one cyclist dies every month, with a disproportionate amount of these fatalities being women struck by left-turning lorries. There are measures that be taken to prevent these deaths, especially through the use of the Triximirror. This is s simple device, mounted at a junction, that allows a lorry driver a clear view of their left hand side as they pass through intersections. Despite their low cost, there are just 30 Triximirrors in operation across London.

A campaign to ensure their roll-out across London has been started by campaigners in Camden. You can see full details of the campaign, which has the full support of Caroline, here at the Guardian website.

You can also support the campaign by signing the petition here.

Mayor’s childish blame game over tube chaos must end

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group and vice chair of the London Assembly Transport committee, commenting on the mayhem that has faced hundreds of thousands of tube passengers this week, and the part suspension of six of the 11 tube lines over the Easter break, said:

"The Mayor boasts that ‘I am Transport for London', yet has now entered into a childish blame game following the mayhem this week on the underground and the further problems expected over Easter.

Assembly members unite to campaign for Fairer Votes

Caroline joined Assembly members from the Labour, Green and Conservative parties at City Hall to support a Yes vote in the referendum on the 5th May.

Labour’s Len Duvall AM, Andrew Boff AM a Conservative member, and Darren Johnson from the Greens, alongside Caroline for the Liberal Democrats are encouraging Londoners to vote yes for a better voting system to elect our MPs on 5th May. The system means voters get to show their preference for candidates and every MP will be elected with over 50% of votes.

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