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Chingford Green By-election in Waltham Forest

Caroline has been out and about over the last few weeks helping in by-elections in London. The team in Chingford Green are putting up a really strong fight in a Tory-held ward. We're hoping an energetic campaign, combined with a history of regular Focus delivery over the last 20 years, may result in a shock victory in former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith's back yard.

Opening the new Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Simon Hughes MP, Ward Councillor Caroline Pidgeon, Deputy Mayor Cllr Eliza Mann and former councillor Catherine Bowman joined local residents and members of Kagyu Samye Dzong London at the opening of their new Tibetan Buddhist Centre, in the 100 year old, listed Manor Place Baths in Walworth on Saturday 17 March.

Kagyu Samye Dzong London is a branch of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, a group supported by Lord Steel in his former constituency.

Me and my shadow


Caroline was recently shadowed by student Rachel Hamburger, who wanted to find out more about local government, being a councillor, and the work of Executive Members.

Liberal Democrats currently have 4,500 councillors nationally and run or lead over 80 councils.

“As our strength increases we spend over £12billion nationally each year and we need to attract a wider range of people to stand as councillors, and that includes young people” said Cllr Caroline Pidgeon.

Liberal Democrat Conference discusses measures to tackle gun crime

Liberal Democrats at their Spring Conference at Harrogate on Saturday discussed measures to tackle gun crime amongst the young in South London. Following an initiative by Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Streatham Chris Nicholson, the Conference’s ‘urgent issues debate’ concerned gun crime, following the recent tragic killings in South London.

Self-defence classes on the Alberta Estate


On 19 February Caroline visited a self defence class for residents on the Alberta Estate, funded by the Council’s Joint Security Initiative money. Cllr Denise Capstick joined Caroline and residents as they learnt how to keep themselves safe and practiced a little bit of self defence.

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