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Lessons must be learnt after Wembley chaos

At Mayor's Question Time, Caroline raised the issue of the chaotic Euro 2020 final scenes at Wembley.

Caroline said:

I was particularly disturbed to hear the experiences of some disabled fans. I’m glad a review is taking place into what happened.

Lessons must be learnt.

A clear plan is still needed to get Crossrail up and running

As the National Audit Office released its report into Crossrail’s 2019 revised schedule and budget, London Assembly Transport Committee Chair Caroline Pidgeon commented:

"It's deeply disappointing that the cost estimate for Crossrail exceeds the funding package. The current estimate is between £30m and £218m above the current available funding to complete the programme, with a middle estimate of £120m over.

Campaigning in West Hampstead

Campaigning in West HampsteadCaroline had an excellent day in West Hampstead on 4th July supporting the wonderful Nancy Jirira, the London Liberal Democrats candidate for the Fortune Green by-election with many from the Camden Liberal Democrats, Haringey Liberal Democrats and others!

Face coverings being maintained on TfL services is the right decision

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the decision to maintain the requirement to wear face coverings on public transport as a condition of travel on all TfL services after 19 July, said:

“This is a welcome decision which I have been urging the Mayor to make. It would be utter nonsense to immediately abandon this public health measure as the number of Covid infections rises so steeply.

More action is needed from the Mayor on the building safety crisis

In the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon seconded Cllr Hina Bokhari AM’s motion calling on the Mayor of London to take more action to support victims of the building safety crisis – including withholding funding from developers flouting responsibility for buildings they’ve already built.

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