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Campaigning in the East Walworth by-election

Caroline Pidgeon AM has been out in Walworth campaigning with local resident Dr Ben Johnson and the team against Labour's terrible housing plans.

The plans will see only 8 social rented homes in the first phase of the Elephant and Castle regeneration scheme.

Campaigning with Janet Hurst in Lewisham

Caroline joined London campaigners Robin Meltzer, Chris Smith and Lewisham Leader Cllr Chris Maines campaigning with Janet Hurst, the Lib Dems' fantastic candidate for the Whitefoot by-election on Thursday 11th October.

In Islington on the eve of the London election

Caroline joined Brian Paddick, Duwayne Brooks, Assembly Candidate Bridget Fox and local Lib Dem councillors and campaigners out and about in Islington on eve of poll.

The team had a great response from local people.

Supporting Upper Norwood Library

Brian Paddick and Caroline Pidgeon put their support behind the Upper Norwood Library at a mini rally on 1st May.

The team looked around the library and talked to the strong campaign group who are campaigning to save the library as Conservative run Croydon Council is looking to pull out its funding.

The library is just where 5 boroughs meet and is used by huge numbers of local people in the Crystal Palace/Upper Norwood area.

Out and about in Bromley town centre

Caroline joined Brian Paddick and local Assembly Candidate Sam Webber for a walkabout in Bromley Town Centre on 1st May.

The team also spent time talking to local police officers about some of the policing challenges and issues in the Borough.

Big Lib Dem team meets Bromley residents

Caroline joined Bromley Council Group Leader Cllr Tom Papworth, Assembly Candidate Sam Webber and a huge team of local Liberal Democrats, along with Sarah Ludford MEP out and about in Bromley on Sunday.

Whilst it rained non stop, the team met lots of local residents and had a super response on the doorstep!

Key concerns in Hanwell

Caroline joined local Lib Dem Cllr Nigel Bakhai to look at problems with Hanwell Station next to his ward in Ealing.

The station has no services on Sundays, has no step free access like so many and it is not clear what improvements will be made when Crossrail comes along. Furthermore, the entrance to the station from Station Approach is closed off making it inconvenient for residents in Cllr Bakhai’s ward to access the station.

Caroline also looked at the dangerous junction with Church Road, which she has already raised with TfL and will do again. Pedestrians have no safe crossing point at this junction.

Campaigning at Ealing Broadway

Caroline joined local Cllr Harvey Rose and a huge team of Lib Dem activists including Tony Miller on a walkabout in Ealing Broadway on Monday.

The team had a wonderful reception from local residents and passengers.

Meeting voters in Uxbridge

Caroline joined local activists out and about in Hillingdon today, giving out leaflets in Uxbridge.

“It was great to talk to so many residents and hear any issues Uxbridge residents have with transport and policing” commented Caroline.

Addressing North Richmond speeding traffic concerns

Caroline joined local by-election candidate Jane Dodds, London Assembly candidate Munira Wilson, Robin Meltzer and other local Lib Dems in North Richmond meeting residents and traders concerned about speeding traffic on Lower Mortlake Road.

"There are some serious issues here and just a few small changes could make this road much safer for pedestrians, as well as other road users", commented Caroline.

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