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It’s time for more devolution to London

Following up on her last question to the Mayor, Caroline Pidgeon has written an article for OnLondon, arguing for London to have more power over its own taxation, borrowing and public spending.

Caroline writes:

Giving London and other city regions greater power over their tax base and delivery of public services could be hugely beneficial all round, allowing those services to be reformed and giving everyone an incentive to see their local economy develop and grow.

Too many hate criminals are escaping justice

Caroline Pidgeon has expressed concern that too many hate crimes are not being properly dealt with.

The number of cases of hate crime that have resulted in a criminal charge in London has dropped over the last three years, new data uncovered by the Liberal Democrats shows. Across every single individual category of hate crime – including homophobia, transphobia, racism, disability hate crime, antisemitism and islamophobia – fewer incidents result in a charge.

Worrying to see Police Community Support Officer numbers falling

Caroline Pidgeon has highlighted her concern at the ongoing shortage of Police Community Support Officers in London.

New data revealed by the Liberal Democrats has shown that London is still short of 416 PCSOs: a shortfall of 35% of the Met's target. In fact, the data shows that the Met has lost 36 officers since July.

Caroline said:


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