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Campaigning for better transport in Southwark and visiting Surrey Docks Farm

Caroline went out in Surrey Docks Ward in Southwark with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola. They were joined by lots of local Lib Dem campaigners including Southwark councillors Anood Al-Samerai and David Hubber.

Campaigning for better air quality on Putney High Street

Caroline went to Putney High Street with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to campaign for better air quality.

Putney High Street was recently named by the Evening Standard this week as the number one worst spot in London for harmful nitrogen oxide readings for 2016 so far.

Caroline said:

Talking about air quality and and its health impact in Sutton

Caroline went to Sutton with Lib Dem member of the House of Lords Baroness Brinton to visit the Sutton Breathe Easy patient support group, which is a group that offers help and support to people with lung conditions.

This group is part of the British Lung Foundation network, an excellent charity that campaigns tirelessly to improve air quality in the UK.

Out campaigning in Islington with Terry Stacey

Caroline Pidgeon went out campaigning in Islington with the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Candidate for the North East constituency, Terry Stacey. They campaigned on Caroline’s Half Price Fares before Half Past Seven and to save the 277 bus route from being cut before it reaches Highbury and Islington – a policy which local residents do not want.

Caroline pledges to tackle poor air quality in Camden

Caroline Pidgeon was out in the Euston Road area of Camden with Councillor Flick Rea, London Assembly Lib Dem candidate for Barnet and Camden Zack Polanski, and local activists. They were assessing the poor air quality and congestion in the local area. Caroline is passionate about improving London’s air quality.

Caroline said:

“Congestion is not just a huge inconvenience but also damaging to people’s health. It creates a huge economic bill for businesses due to delays, longer delivery times and staff arriving late for work

Now more than ever we need to face up to the implications of London’s growing population and that must mean using the Congestion Charge in a far smarter way.

Tackling London’s air pollution must also mean tough action against diesel vehicles. Using the Congestion Charge to deter diesel vehicles from central London in places like Camden could be a game changer in tackling air pollution in London.”

Campaigning to keep the bus station in Vauxhall

Caroline Pidgeon came to Vauxhall to meet with local campaigners to look at the Our Vauxhall plans for the local bus interchange which is under threat of being closed. Our Vauxhall is a mixture of local residents, businesses and visitors in Vauxhall who have joined forces to campaign for a strategic Green Link that runs from Battersea Park to Vauxhall Spring Gardens.

11 crossings are still unsafe for blind and partially sighted people

Caroline Pidgeon has criticised the Mayor and Transport for London over their failure to complete the installation of safety features for blind and partially sighted people at all London's pedestrian crossings.

Eleven crossings, including in busy central areas in Westminster, are still unsafe.

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Keeping Caledonian Road tube station open is a victory for local people

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on Transport for London’s confirmation today that plans to refurbish Caledonian Road tube station will definitely not lead to the closure of the station, said:

“It is great news that Transport for London have fully reviewed their plans and can now confirm that it is possible to keep Caledonian Road station open whilst refurbishing its lifts one at a time.

Stop shameful growth in tax avoidance in TfL

As new figures reveal that the number of TfL employees paid "off the books" to reduce tax has more than doubled in the last five years, Caroline Pidgeon has called on the Mayor to clamp down. The number of temporary employees at TfL paid via personal service companies reached 2,296 last December: nearly 400 were paid over £100,000 a year, and 20 received more than £150,000.

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Speaking to East Dulwich residents about housing, fares and childcare

Caroline Pidgeon joined local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Lambeth and Southwark Michael Bukola and Councillor Rosie Shimell out in East Dulwich. They were out speaking to local residents and campaigning on half price fares before half seven, building more homes and affordable wrap-around childcare.

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