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Sgt Ratana represented the very best of policing

In the London Assembly, Caroline spoke about the huge loss of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana in September, who represented the best of policing.

There were also some very special tributes from Jennette Arnold AM and Steve O’Connell AM, who had both worked with him.

City Hall relocation needs to stay on budget and schedule

As the Mayor announced that the Greater London Authority will move away from Central London to the Royal Docks, Caroline Pidgeon said:

"While I regret today's decision by the Mayor of London to leave City Hall i understand why he felt it necessary to make this decision given the financial climate.

"I will, however, be closely monitoring the move to ensure it remains on budget and schedule, delivering the level of savings outlined by the Mayor today.

Free travel for under 18s is a glimmer of hope, but the Government's childish games go on

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the news of a new funding deal between the Government and TfL, said:

“I am relieved that the foolish and damaging proposals to strip away free transport for under 18 year olds have finally been dropped.

“Young people are suffering enough and these proposals should never have even been considered. I congratulate everyone, and especially young people, who have fought so hard for these proposals to be dropped.

Questioning the true environmental and financial cost of the Silvertown Road Tunnel

After questioning the true financial cost of the Silvertown Road Tunnel, Caroline quizzed the Mayor on the environmental cost at October's Question Time.

The claim that it will not make air quality or congestion worse is very hard to believe - and the Mayor refused to commit to monitoring all harmful pollutants from the tunnel.

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