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The Met must be allowed to review previous disciplinary processes

The Met will not be reviewing the decision to allow a high-ranking Scotland Yard officer to keep his job despite being found to be paying prostitutes, according to an answer provided to Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

In May this year, an investigation by the Evening Standard revealed that a high-flying Scotland Yard officer who has a key role in helping recruit women to the force was allowed to keep his job despite paying hundreds of pounds to use prostitutes.

TfL's road safety charter is a welcome step forward

Commenting on the publication of Transport for London’s new road safety charter, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“I welcome the publication of this charter by TfL following my lobbying efforts on this issue during the last year to both the Mayor of London and TfL.

“High streets across London are blighted by motorcyclists and scooter riders cluttering pavements.

Met Commissioner has made a good start, but huge work remains to be done

Commenting on the anniversary of Sir Mark Rowley's appointment as the Met Police Commissioner, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Police & Crime Spokesperson Caroline Pidgeon AM said:

“This year has been a tough year for the Met in light of the release of the Baroness Casey Review and its clear conclusions of institutional sexism, racism, and homophobia alongside bullying.

Unfair for Labour and Greens to block a retrospective ULEZ scrappage scheme

Labour and Green Party London Assembly Members voted against the Liberal Democrats' proposal to open the Mayor of London’s ULEZ scrappage scheme to retrospective applications.

An amendment brought forward by the Lib Dem group in the assembly had called on the Mayor to open his scrappage scheme to those who replaced their vehicles between January and the Mayor’s widening of the scheme in August.

A Heathrow Southern Rail link would benefit travellers and reduce road traffic

Caroline Pidgeon has welcomed the Mayor's support for a rail link connecting Heathrow to south west London and Surrey, after she raised the matter in a written question in the London Assembly.

Caroline said:

"It's good to see this support from the Mayor in response to my question on a Heathrow Southern Rail Link.

A new rail link would benefit residents across southwest London and Surrey, and reduce road traffic."


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