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Devolution is not done – we need a London Parliament

In her last Liberal Democrat conference speech before she steps down from the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon called for the establishment of a regional Parliament for London, along the lines of the Welsh and Scottish Parliaments.

Caroline argued that the Brexit vote to ‘take back control’ was not a vote to centralise more power in Whitehall and Westminster, but rather to bring control closer back to local communities and regions that have long felt neglected or left behind.

These shocking figures demonstrate the extent of the Met crisis

As the Metropolitan Police announced that it could take over two years to root out officers who have breached standards or failed vetting, Caroline Pidgeon highlighted the scale of the problems the service faces:

"These shocking figures once again demonstrate the extent of the crisis within the Met.

"Many people will also be asking the question: is two years fast enough, given the already significant damage to public confidence in the service?

Campaigning in Mid-Bedfordshire

Caroline Pidgeon campaigning in Mid-Bedfordshire with Emma Holland-Lindsay and Liberal Democrat campaignersCaroline had a fabulous Saturday campaigning in the sunshine with Liberal Democrats in Mid-Bedfordshire, supporting Emma Holland-Lindsay in the parliamentary by-election. The team got a great response from residents.

Political interference in academia would risk undermining public trust

Caroline Pidgeon has called for an investigation into allegations that deputy mayor Shirley Rodrigues asked one academic to modify the conclusion of a scientific report, and another to issue statements supporting the Mayor's policy on the ULEZ.

In the London Assembly, Caroline said:

"We called for an investigation at City Hall into what has or has not happened, in order that we could have more facts – because I think Londoners need to know the facts on this…

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