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Out and about in Islington

Caroline Pidgeon AM has joined David Sant and Islington Liberal Democrats out and about in the St Peter’s ward by-election.

Caroline has been out campaigning with David Sant and London Assembly candidate Bridget Fox talking to local residents to hear the issues that they are concerned about in their area.

“It is quite clear that local residents want a strong local champion to represent them at the town hall. David Sant is a governor at North Community School and is the only candidate to live in the ward. He is just the person St Peter’s ward needs” commented Caroline.

Campaigning in Peckham

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Assembly colleague Mike Tuffrey AM campaigning in Peckham for Jennifer Blake, alongside other Southwark Liberal Democrats and Councillors.

Campaigning for Lisa Smart in Putney

Caroline Pidgeon AM was out in Putney on Saturday 18th June with by-election candidate Lisa Smart.

The local Lib Dem Team are campaigning hard against the Conservative Councils plans to charge children to use a play area in Battersea Park and want to ensure this does not get rolled out to all other parks in the Borough.

“It was really great to spend the day knocking on doors and talking to local people about the issues that matter to them” said Caroline Pidgeon. “Lisa has lived in Putney for 10 years and is a local school governor. She will be a strong champion for Putney on Wandsworth Council.”

Canons Ward action in Harrow

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lib Dems from across London out in Canons Ward in Harrow on Bank Holiday Monday. Joined by London Assembly candidates Marisha Ray and Shas Sheehan, as well as well known blogger Mark Pack, the team joined local Harrow members Laurence, John and Cllr Chris Noyce talking to residents in the area.

Darren Diamond is standing for the Lib Dems in the by-election and would make a really good councillor given his 12 years service at Stanburn School as a governor and his youth work with the scouts for nearly 20 years.

“It was good to go out and talk to local people about the real concerns including the terrible upgrade of the Jubilee line and the problem with disabled access at Stanmore station,” commented Caroline.

Caroline campaigns with Putney Lib Dems

Caroline Pidgeon has joined Lisa Smart and local Liberal Democrats out campaigning in Putney.

“Transport remains a key issue to Londoners with nearly half seriously concerned about the cost of fares. Oyster overcharging at Putney station, as previously highlighted through my questioning of the Mayor, shows Putney residents overpaying too much too often,” commented Caroline.

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.

Campaigining in Kensington and Chelsea

Caroline joined the local Kensington and Chelsea Lib Dems in Colville ward on Monday 11th April talking to residents about local issues and, of course, the Fairer Votes referendum on 5th May.

Campaigning in Sutton on Fairer Votes and transport

Caroline was out and about in Sutton with Paul Burstow MP talking to residents about the Fairer Votes referendum and discussing local issues.

Caroline also took the opportunity to look at some local transport concerns with Paul Burstow MP and London Assembly Candidate Shas Sheehan.

"It was really interesting talking to local residents in Sutton to hear about local concerns. The overwhelming message was the need for a better voting system!" commented Caroline.

Addressing Highgate bus concerns

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local Lib Dem Councillors for Highgate ward in Haringey - Cllr Rachel Allison and Cllr Bob Hare - on Friday 18th March for a meeting with members of the Highgate Society and other local councillors from Camden about buses in Highgate, and particularly problems with the bus stand in the middle of South Grove, Highgate Village.

"It was clear from our walkabout and discussions that there are serious problems with the 271 bus stands in the middle of the square. The Highgate Society has done a huge amount of work analysing the bus routes across the area and various options that could be explored to finesse the routes and result in a community space" commented Caroline Pidgeon.

Lib Dems discuss Battersea residents' concerns

Lib Dem Assembly Members Caroline Pidgeon AM and Mike Tuffrey AM met local Lib Dem campaigners in Battersea to look at local issues on Tuesday 15th March ahead of the People’s Question Time in Battersea Arts Centre.

The team discussed concerns about the redevelopment plans for Clapham Junction station and the problems of poor air quality, as well as other transport issues.

“It was good to talk to local residents and Lib Dem Campaigners about a number of key issues in Clapham and Battersea. Local people really want to see the cycle hire scheme expanded and want to ensure that Clapham Junction becomes a fully accessible station” commented Caroline Pidgeon.

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