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Caroline speaks to Ibero-American event at Elephant & Castle

Caroline attended a special Ibero-American event at the Elephant and Castle on Sunday 11th April, speaking to thousands of Londoners.

Caroline stressed the need for people to register to vote and to use their vote.

“Only the Liberal Democrats have the big ideas for fundamental structural changes in the way our country works to make it fair” commented Caroline.

Caroline also highlighted Gloria Gormez and Fernanda Correia Sefzick who are standing in Princes Ward and Stockwell Ward in Lambeth.

24-hour working would reduce disruption for Londoners

In the Evening Standard, Ross Lydall reports on calls for the current works on Albert Bridge to continue 24 hours a day, in order to shorten its 18-month closure.

Caroline Pidgeon is quoted in the article, saying:

If London’s gridlock is to be seriously tackled we need to think of imaginative ways to ensure roadworks and repairs to bridges are carried out far more quickly. Work carried out around the clock could play a key role in ensuring far less grief and disruption for Londoners.

Caroline backs 110 bus rerouting through Whitton

Caroline Pidgeon is backing a campaign by Vince Cable MP to reroute the 110 bus route through Whitton. Caroline has already received a huge petition of over 2000 signatures from local residents which she will present at Mayor's Question Time in May. In the meantime, she has also written to the Mayor urging him to consider extending the bus route.

Vince Cable has also this week met a delegation from Transport for London to persuade them of the case for the extended bus route.

Caroline Pidgeon and Simon Hughes: close down the Bricklayers Arms subways

The London SE1 website has an article on the calls by Simon Hughes MP and Caroline Pidgeon AM for the subway at Bricklayers Arms to be closed down, following recent muggings in the underpasses.

You can read the full story here.

Five-point plan for a better Northern Line upgrade

Caroline Pidgeon, Lib Dem chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee, has proposed a five-point plan to get the Northern line upgrade completed with the minimum possible disruption to residents and businesses who rely on the line.

In a letter to Ed Fordham, the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, Caroline makes these proposals:

  1. All current upgrade plans be immediately suspended for 3-4 months, allowing a full consultation to be conducted, enabling local residents and businesses to have their views heard.
  2. Replace months of early evening and weekend closures with short, sharp bursts of work on sections of the Northern line (blockades lasting several weeks).
  3. Keep the Northern line open when the London Overground rail network or the Jubilee Line are closed for upgrade work.

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