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Campaigning in Sutton

Caroline joined Brian Paddick, Tom Brake MP, Cllr Ruth Dombey and Lord Graham Tope out and about in Sutton on Friday 25th November.

The Lib Dem team met up with local residents and Councillors to campaign against the proposed changes to through trains on the Thameslink lines. This will affect many parts of Sutton and mean local residents will have to change at Blackfriars station to continue their journey northwards to St Pancras, the City and Luton.

The team then visited the fantastic BedZed development and heard about plans for a sustainable Hackbridge as well as looking at the area.

Double by-election in Kingston

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Brian Paddick and Lib Dem Assembly Candidate Shas Sheehan, along with strong campaigner Robin Meltzer out in Coombe Vale ward in Kingston on Friday 25th November.

The team were out campaigning for Kamala Kugan and Rupert Nichol to be the new local councillors for the ward after two of the Conservative members have resigned.

“We had a great team out on the doors and it is clear the area needs strong Lib Dem champions. I have no doubt Kamala and Rupert will be excellent representatives for the area”, commented Caroline.

Out and about in Bromley

Caroline Pidgeon AM was the guest speaker at Orpington Liberal Democrats' AGM on Saturday 19th November.

Caroline discussed the London election campaign and the key issues which the London Assembly group had been working on, such as exposing the Mayor’s record on cycle safety and cutting bus capacity.

Caroline launches 2012 campaign in Harrow

London Liberal Democrat leader Caroline Pidgeon promised "to campaign against cuts to policing and tackle overcrowding on London's transport network" as she launched the Lib Dem London Assembly election campaign at a social club in Harrow.

Caroline outlined Lib Dem policy on:

  • Cycling safety: stopping plans to expand the Mayor’s cycle super-highways until they have been fully reviewed and all dangerous junctions made safe.

Caroline backs campaign against Feltham station parking rip-off

Caroline Pidgeon, the leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, has recently presented a petition to the Mayor of London calling for him to work with Hounslow Council to ensure that a rarely used bus stand at Feltham train station is turned into a short term drop off/pick off point for rail passengers.

The demands of the petition are backed up by powerful evidence that a huge number of local residents are being hit by penalty charges following the introduction of cameras by Hounslow Council. A recent freedom of information request and further inquiries have confirmed that there have been a total to date total of 7,119 penalty charge notices at this location. The total income received has been £337,724.48; with an additional £68,856.52 currently outstanding from 549 PCNs.

Out and about in Hornsey and Wood Green

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lynne Featherstone MP and Brian Paddick, Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate out and about in Hornsey and Wood Green on Friday 14th October.

As well as meeting many local residents, Lynne Featherstone MP officially opened a green composting toilet at the wonderful Alexandra Palace allotments, alongside Allotments Chair and Lib Dem Councillor Bob Hare. (Read more about this project on Lynne's website.)

This was followed by wonderful home made cakes and tea.

“It was fantastic to talk to green fingered local residents who have these wonderful allotments. Their flowers, fruit and vegetables were amazing, as well as the chickens and bees kept on site. This amazing green oasis on a sunny day was simply beautiful” commented Caroline Pidgeon AM.

Out and about in Streatham

Caroline Pidgeon AM and Brian Paddick, Lib Dem London Mayoral Candidate joined Streatham Lib Dem Councillors on Wednesday 19th October on an extensive walkabout on Streatham High Road.

The team met local residents and traders who had been affected by the riots, and met campaigners outside Streatham Police Station who are fighting to keep the front counter open to the public. They also saw the half completed upgrade to the central reservation which has gone on and on for years.

The team collected signatures outside Streatham Station campaigning for Thameslink trains to continue to go beyond Blackfriars once the new Thameslink timetable comes into operation.

Caroline joins Brian Paddick and Nick Clegg at Lambeth crime reduction charity

Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London assembly, joined Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor, Brian Paddick, for his first official campaign visit with Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, in which he called for a more robust approach to payback sentencing.

Campaigning in the Highgate by-election

Caroline joined Lib Dems Robin Meltzer and Chris Richards and many other Camden Lib Dem members out and about campaigning in the Highgate by-election.

The team knocked on doors and chatted to local residents about many issues of concern including transport and policing.

Campaigning in Surbiton Hill

Caroline has been campaigning in Surbiton Hill over recent weeks with John Ayles, the Liberal Democrat local candidate in the forthcoming by-election on 15th September.

Caroline Joined John and the local Lib Dem Team with Mike Tuffrey AM on Sunday 4th September, along with Lambeth councillors Ashley Lumsden and Roger Giess.

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