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Caroline on Underground London Radio

On Anthony Davis's latest Underground London Radio podcast, Caroline Pidgeon talks about her campaign to be the Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate, the Garden Bridge, the new London bus, and the need for a serious Mayor.

Listen here.

Cycling Champion of the Year

Caroline Pidgeon, along with Val Shawcross, has been voted the joint Cycling Champion of the Year by the London Cycling Campaign's members, in recognition of her work holding the Mayor and Transport for London to account on cycling issues and for her work on the London Assembly Transport Committee.

Read about the awards on the London Cycling Campaign website.

Video: Caroline launches her Mayoral campaign and focuses on childcare

London Live filmed the launch of Caroline Pidgeon's campaign to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London. Speaking at a nursery school in Islington, Caroline outlined her key priority of making childcare work for working parents:

Supporting the Battersea Dogs Home campaign against backstreet breeding

Lib Dem London Assembly members Caroline Pidgeon and Stephen Knight visited Battersea Dogs Home to support its campaign against the abuse of dogs by unlicensed breeders. The campaign calls on the government to tighten the requirements for licensing and to ban the sale of puppies under eight weeks old.

Read more and support the campaign here.

New thinking on Oxford Street is long overdue

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports that Transport for London are now considering removing buses from Oxford Street said:

“Transport for London’s new thinking of Oxford Street is long overdue. The case for pedestrianising Oxord Street has never been stronger.

Figures on runaway children in care should set alarm bells ringing

New evidence has revealed that in many parts of London there has been an alarming rise in the number of vulnerable children who have gone missing from the care of our local authorities in the last year.

Tackling knife crime must be top of London's agenda

Commenting on the latest knife attacks affecting Londoners - and especially teenagers - Caroline Pidgeon AM, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, said:

Time to put knife crime back on the political agenda

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the latest teenage stabbing in Islington, said:

"Over the last few years a widespread and generalised mistruth has built up that knife crime is now somehow under control.

“Sadly the harsh reality is that knife crime has increased across London.

Police must properly engage with the public on body camera trial

As a Freedom Of Information request revealed that just one person has given feedback to the Metropolitan Police's consultation of the use of body-worn cameras by officers, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The technology should make the police more accountable to the public and help route out police malpractices committed by a very small minority of police officers.

No excuse for long-term public sector employees being off the payroll

Speaking to politics.co.uk about the continued use by Transport for London of Personal Service Companies to pay employees - a practice which the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has said "generates suspicions of complicity in tax avoidance" and "fails to meet the standards expected of public officials" - Caroline Pidgeon commented:

"It is time the mayor got to grips with this issue and instructed TfL to adopt the same rules that apply to civil servants across all government departments and agencies.

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