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Campaigning against the Garden Bridge proposal

Caroline Pidgeon joined community campaigners and the local Lib Dem London Assembly candidates for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola, and for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to campaign against the proposed Garden Bridge development for the River Thames.

Looking at Leegate Community Centre development plans in Lewisham

Caroline Pidgeon was out campaigning in Lewisham with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Julia Fletcher. They spoke to many local residents about a wide range of issues. They also looked at the plans for the major local development of the Leegate Community Centre and listened to community concerns.

Caroline visits Hounslow Mosque

Caroline Pidgeon visited Hounslow Mosque with local Lib Dem Cranford byelection candidate Hina Malik. They discussed a wide range of issues with local members at the mosque, including improving community relations.

You can also see a Youtube video compiled by Hina about Caroline’s visit.

Campaigning for ‘Half Price by Half Seven’ fares in Brent

Caroline Pidgeon joined the Lib Dem team in Willesden Green, including the local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Brent and Harrow Anton Georgiou, to promote the half price by half seven fares.

Caroline said:

“This fare scheme would help many people in Brent who may have to work unsocial hours.

Talking to Dulwich residents

Caroline Pidgeon joined local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola out in Dulwich to speak to local residents about local issues and the upcoming EU referendum. Michael was born in Peckham and is a well known campaigner in the local area for better housing for Londoners and improving air quality.

Speaking to local residents in Barking about policing

Caroline Pidgeon went door knocking in Upney in the Borough of Barking with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Elaine Bagshaw. Crime was the biggest issue that came up on the door step. If elected, the Lib Dems would increase police numbers in our neighbourhoods to keep London safe.

Campaigning in Merton

Caroline Pidgeon went out campaigning in Merton with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett. They spent time knocking on doors with a petition for step-free access at Raynes Park, and then went on to Wimbledon to speak with local people about Crossrail 2.

Caroline said about the project:

Make Upminster station accessible for everyone

Caroline Pidgeon has given her strong support to local campaigners calling for full disabled access at Upminster station.

Caroline said:

“The London Overground is a vital part of London’s transport network and it is vital that no one is denied access to it.

“Providing step free access to platform six at Upminster station would not just benefit disabled people but many other people as well, including parents with prams.

Campaigning in Haringey

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined local councillors and Assembly Candidate Dawn Barnes in Haringey on Friday 22nd January looking at a number of issues in the Borough.

From campaigning to save local pubs, libraries and post offices to supporting Caroline's campaign for half price fares by 7.30am, the team went out and about talking to local residents.

Lib Dems arrange a tube demo to persuade TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate, held a demo outside Turnham Green tube station with local councillors and residents to get TFL to upgrade the Piccadilly Line signal sooner. This would mean that tubes could stop there throughout the day (usually only the District line stops there).

Caroline said:

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