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Campaigning in Sutton

Caroline had a great day in Sutton out campaigning with Amna Ahmed and the local Lib Dem team - followed by the Sutton Lib Dems' excellent annual dinner!

A public health approach to tackling serious violence in London is long overdue

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member, commenting on the Mayor's announcement that he is starting a new Violence Reduction Unit of specialists in health, police and local government to deliver a public health approach to tackling the causes of violent crime, said:

“This initiative is welcome and should have been adopted long ago.

Windrush - a public inquiry is needed

Caroline spoke at Liberal Democrat Conference to support Pauline Pearce's motion on the government's mistreatment of the Windrush generation. Conference approved the motion which attacked "hostile environment" policy towards immigrants which Theresa May began as Home Secretary, and called for compensation for the victims, and a public inquiry into Home Office policy since 1997.

Brexit is bad for London's economy and safety

Caroline spoke out against Brexit at the London Society's debate on 13th September: "Will Brexit be good for London?"

Caroline said:

I have to say that if you have criticisms of aspects of the European Union, you are not alone. I am a passionate Remainer, but that doesn’t mean I think the EU is perfect. I think the decision making process of the EU could be far more open and in some areas its budgets could be better spent.

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