Caroline Pidgeon is a member of the London Assembly for the Liberal Democrats, and the Deputy Chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee. Caroline was the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2016 London Mayoral election.

Caroline has a strong track record of campaigning, both with Liberal Democrats and local communities right across the city, and also in the London and national media. She is focused on:

  • Standing up for EU citizens' rights - Caroline has been a strong voice against Brexit and the impact it will have on our city and citizens. Caroline will continue to stand up for Londoners and an open London.
  • Championing high-quality, efficient public transport. Caroline is a persuasive voice in the Assembly and in the media and has delivered Lib Dem policies like the One Hour Bus Ticket and held the Mayor, TfL and Crossrail executives to account over the ongoing delays to Crossrail.
  • Campaigning to keep Londoners safe. Caroline promotes new initiatives to tackle knife crime and hate crime, and has fought alongside local people against damaging police station closures.
  • Opposing the expansion of Heathrow and City airports - it's noisy, environmentally damaging and it's unnecessary.

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  • Caroline Pidgeon
    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Replying to @CarolinePidgeonWhilst Crossrail is fantastic we canโ€™t forget it is years late and ยฃ4bn over budget. Weโ€™ve got to learn from this for HS2 and future projects. How are projects building in the proper checks to ensure that public money is being spent well and that work is progressing on time? 2/2
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Iโ€™ve scrutinised the progress of Crossrail more than most. Firstly it is important to say that the finished Elizabeth line is superb โ€“ not least in being fully accessible, with step-free access at every station. It sets the bar higher for future work. 1/2
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon WEEKLY UPDATE - Some of my key activities this week as one of your Members โฌ‡๏ธ Remember you can read more detail on what I've been doing on my website: And you can also visit my Facebook page -
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Replying to @CarolinePidgeonYou can respond to the consultation on the link below. It closes on 29 July โฌ‡๏ธ
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon NEW: My statement, on behalf of the Lib Dems, after todayโ€™s announcement of a consultation on extending the Ultra-Low Emission Zone further โฌ‡๏ธ
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon This is 21st Century Tory Downing St in action... "Typically they are getting fined for events they were at with their males bosses who seem to have got away no problem."
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    Transport for All
    Transport for All @TransportForAll If you've used a bus in London recently, we'd love to hear your thoughts on accessibility! What could improve your experience? How could buses and bus stops be made more accessible to you? What are the biggest barriers you encounter? Comment below or email us! ๐ŸšŒ
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon The full Sue Gray report should now be published without delay, and the parliamentary inquiry should be launched into Johnsonโ€™s lies. The public made huge sacrifices while Boris Johnson partied, they deserve the full truth.
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    ALDC
    ALDC @ALDC Congratulations to โ€“ who is our Liberal Democrat candidate for the Tiverton & Honiton Parliamentary by-election!
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    Liberal Democrats
    Liberal Democrats Verified Account @LibDems Conservative MPs are allowing our country to be run by a man who broke the law then repeatedly lied about it. The full Sue Gray report should now be published without delay, and the parliamentary inquiry should be launched into Johnsonโ€™s lies.
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    Kate Parminter
    Kate Parminter @kateparminter This is a great step forward in embedding understanding & care for eating disorder sufferers throughout the NHS. ๐Ÿ‘
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Tough questioning from at Mayorโ€™s questions about the need to stop working with developers that are not helping to tackle the building safety crisis, leaving leaseholders to pay.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon NEW: I spoke to yesterday about my concerns over paused plans for permanent anti-terror barriers on several bridges. and Govt must get around the table and ensure this essential work is funded and completed ASAP โฌ‡๏ธ
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    Cllr Hina Bokhari AM
    Cllr Hina Bokhari AM ๐Ÿ”ถ Verified Account @HinaBokhariLD . has asked excellent questions on how will the Mayor win back Londoners trust and confidence of the Met. And also raised serious issues of evidence storage.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Iโ€™ve questioned the Mayor on how he can ensure the Met is fit for purpose, including rebuilding confidence from Londoners and ensuring basic things like evidence are stored securely.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Replying to @CarolinePidgeonIn fact just this morning I was pleased to catch up with John Poyton, the CEO of , to discuss their excellent youth violence intervention programmes in a number of trauma units and A&Es across .
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon I welcome news that funding has been secured to increase the number of intervention coaches based in custody suites in . This work to divert young people away from violence is key, and I've long called for the expansion of such "teachable moment" intervention projects.
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    Cllr Hina Bokhari AM
    Cllr Hina Bokhari AM ๐Ÿ”ถ Verified Account @HinaBokhariLD THREAD: My latest gripes on the . The Govt is still left wanting when it comes to proper financial protections for leaseholders. Until no leaseholder has to pay a penny to fix fire safety defects I wonโ€™t stop campaigning on this. 1/4
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Prices are rising at their fastest rate for 40 years and thousands of saw an unprecedented ยฃ700-a-year rise in energy costs last month. Families and pensioners across the capital need saving from soaring inflation but this out of touch Govt is nowhere to be found...
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Frankly the UK Govt should be ashamed of itself. The record of this Tory Govt on + rights โฌ‡๏ธ โœ… reneged on a full conversion therapy โœ… axed anti-LGBT bullying projects โœ… disbanded their own LGBT advisory panel and LGBT conference...
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    London First
    London First Verified Account @London_First ๐ŸŸฃWith only one week to go, the Elizabeth Line gets the royal seal of approval!
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon What a great honour to attend the royal opening of the Elizabeth Line this morning at Paddington station. Only a week to go until passengers can use this amazing new line.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Replying to @CarolinePidgeonIn homophobic attacks have doubled in since 2015. More must be done to stop this and we must be united in condemning such attacks. The next time someone says โ€œwhat about straight Pride?โ€ they should be reminded of the prejudice + people still face. 3/3
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Replying to @CarolinePidgeonOur govt is letting down the + community, they've not only failed to tackle rising hate crime but: โ€ข are not fully banning conversion therapy; โ€ข axed anti-LGBT bullying projects; โ€ข disbanded their own LGBT advisory panel. This isn't good enough! 2/3
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon The + community still face discrimination right across the world. This is simply not right. As a liberal I will keep fighting passionately to ensure everyone can be free to love, without prejudice or discrimination. Love is not a crime.โค๏ธ 1/3
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon What a hugely brave thing to do. He deserves the love and support of us all and is a fantastic role model for young people. Letโ€™s work to make a world where this is not news.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon NEW: I've written to sharing my concerns & those of leading campaigners inc over compulsory calorie labelling & the impact on those with eating disorders. I hope he joins the lobbying efforts on this important issue.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Great to meet with Alexander Howard from this morning to look at, and take a ride in, an electric converted TX4 cab.
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    RNIB Campaigns
    RNIB Campaigns @RNIB_campaigns "Up to 15% of people who are falling from platforms are blind and partially sighted" Our Policy Officer Roisin spoke on about our campaign calling for the acceleration of tactile paving installation. Listen here:
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Tactile paving on train platforms is a very basic safety measure. 100% provision on all platforms should be provided as quickly as possible and I will continue to campaign on this important issue!
  • Caroline Pidgeon
    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon WEEKLY UPDATE - Some of my key activities this week as one of your Members โฌ‡๏ธ Remember you can read more detail on what I've been doing on my website: And you can also visit my Facebook page -
  • Caroline Pidgeon
    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon NEW: Anti-terror barriers on 's bridges are essential. Work on these important safety measures simply mustn't be shelved. Nothing is more improtant than the safety of those who live in and visit our city, and I'll continue pushing on this issue.
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    Rob Blackie
    Rob Blackie ๐Ÿ”ถ @robblackie Good to see pushing for these vital works to be completed.
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    TSA
    TSA @Thames_Academy TSA proud to host HRH Princess Royal showcasing Training Award for the Personal Riverside Safety course developed with employer members incl and Aspires for the training to be the norm for construction alongside the Thames
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    Sarah Ludford
    Sarah Ludford ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @SarahLudford โ€œ, deputy chair of London Assemblyโ€™s transport committee warned that the government needed to bring in โ€˜tough regulatory standardsโ€™ on the definition of a legal e-scooter. That should include an acceptable speed limit and safety measures like lights.โ€
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    Southwark News
    Southwark News @Southwark_News The government pledged this week to make legalising and regulating the use of e-scooters a priority - what do you think?
  • Caroline Pidgeon
    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon TfL shelves plans for permanent anti-terror barriers on London bridges
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Downing St is now one of the biggest COVID law breaking venues in Britainโ€ฆ Is it any wonder people feel this Govt have been taking them for fools?!
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon It takes a special kind of person to be a nurse, and I want to thank them for their dedication. But we must couple words with actions and give nurses a proper pay rise to reflect the value of their work, something Iโ€™ll keep pushing for.
  • Caroline Pidgeon
    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon Wonderful to see To Kill a Mockingbird in the West End this evening. Fantastic production and cast. Challenging too. Great to be back out enjoying our capital.
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    Sian Berry
    Sian Berry Verified Account @sianberry Excellent visit with the Transport Committee to see the impressive Bank tube improvements. Next week the Northern Line will be open again (๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿš‡๐ŸŽ‰) with a new track and this spacious new platform. Remaining works to improve interchanges due by the end of the year.
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon The full station accessibility measures will open later in the year but the space that has been created transforms Bank Station from next week!
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon What a fantastic afternoon to see the transformation at Bank station with the Transport Committee inc
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    London SE1 Community Website
    London SE1 Community Website @se1 Earlier this year told AM that TfL was working on plans for permanent anti-terrorist measures on six London bridges. All except the near-complete works on Westminster Bridge have now been dropped on cost grounds.
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    Gabriel Rozenberg
    Gabriel Rozenberg ๐Ÿ”ถ @rozgab Looking back over many happy photos of our team, and reflecting. True we increased our vote share by double-digit percentages, yet we fell well short of our goals. But I'm proud of our campaign. It was a privilege to fly the flag for liberal values in Barnet.
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    Liberal Democrats
    Liberal Democrats Verified Account @LibDems The Conservatives tried to repeal the Human Rights Act before but the Liberal Democrats stopped them. Now they are trying to do it again. We're not going to let them get away with it
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    Caroline Pidgeon ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Verified Account @CarolinePidgeon The right to protest is a fundamental one. The Govt is once again trying to re-hash a set of draconian laws, which have already been roundly rejected by Parliament, to crackdown on our rights to protest in today's
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    Simon Hughes
    Simon Hughes Verified Account @SimonHughes Replying to @Riverside_Nick Congratulations Juliet - and big thanks to you and all the Stantons for all your contributions to Bermondsey.
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    David Noakes
    David Noakes ๐Ÿ”ถ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› @cathedralsdavid Replying to @CarolinePidgeon and 9 others Thank you Caroline. It was a pleasure to serve 8 of those years with you on the council and to start our political careers together on the council in 1998.

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