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Government and the Mayor must address Covid’s impacts on London’s women

Writing for the OnLondon website, Caroline Pidgeon describes the deep economic impact that the pandemic has had on women in London, how it has set back progress on equality, and the need for action from the Government and the Mayor.

We need to be incentivising companies in London to tackle gender inequality in the workplace as we recover from Covid-19. Lib Dem mayoral candidate Luisa Porritt was a champion for gender pay equality as an MEP and would champion the cause from City Hall too as the capital’s first female Mayor.

Ensure blind and partially sighted people have easy access to the vaccine

Working with the RNIB, Caroline has been raising concerns over the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination for blind and partially sighted people.

The reply from London's Joint Chief Regional Nurse is encouraging, but clearly a lot more needs to be done, especially at a national level, to ensure all information is accessible. We must ensure access to the vaccine is as easy as possible for all of those with disabilities.

No excuse for a slow train approach to passenger safety

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) investigation report into the fatality at Eden Park train station on the 26 February 2020, where a blind man suffered fatal injuries after falling from the edge of a platform without tactile paving, said:

“In 2021 it is staggering that one third of platforms around the country lack tactile paving, a basic safety measure, simply because it is only installed when there are major station renovations.

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