London-wide + Wandsworth stories

Campaigning in Putney

Caroline joined the Wandsworth Lib Dems campaign team on 23rd April to meet voters in Putney. It was great to see Lib Dem posters appearing in windows, with lots of support for the team.

South London train passengers have suffered enough – reverse cuts for access improvements

South London train passengers have suffered enough and should not face further delays to access improvements to train stations, is the message that Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon has sent to Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport.

Just before Christmas and so far unnoticed by most people the Government finally admitted that they were delaying the installation of lifts and other vital access improvements to 26 train stations across England and Wales, seven of them in south London alone.

Flying the flag in Tooting

Caroline Pidgeon AM joined Lib Dem candidate in the Tooting Parliamentary By-election Alex Glassbrook for some campaigning in Tooting Broadway with local members. The team spoke to many local people about the by-election, but also used the opportunity to discuss the European referendum and the importance of voting to Remain in the EU.

Visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Caroline had a great visit to the famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett. They went to hear about the important work they do, including with dogs that are being used as weapons in London. They do inspiring work in prisons and youth offending institutions as well as rehousing so many dogs and cats to loving homes.

Campaigning for better air quality on Putney High Street

Caroline went to Putney High Street with local Lib Dem London Assembly candidate for Merton and Wandsworth Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett to campaign for better air quality.

Putney High Street was recently named by the Evening Standard this week as the number one worst spot in London for harmful nitrogen oxide readings for 2016 so far.

Caroline said:

Crossrail 2 - the right thing for London, but we have to do it right

Caroline has responded to Transport for London’s recent consultation on Crossrail 2. You can see a full copy of her response here.

Caroline sets out the long standing support of London Assembly Liberal Democrats for Crossrail. Her consultation response also reiterates the vital importance of every station on the route, from the first day of operation, providing step-free access.

Mayor must now come clean over plans for Night Buses

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on the announcement that the launch of the Night Tube has been deferred, said:

"This is a big climb down for the Mayor. His retreat is entirely due to his error in setting a specific start date before all the staffing arrangements and other issues had been settled.

"By pushing for a set start date the Mayor strengthened the union’s negotiating position.

One Hour Bus Ticket: a long-standing focus for Caroline and the Lib Dems

Dave Hill's London blog in the Guardian looks at the proposal by potential Labour mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar for a bus ticket valid over multiple journeys for an hour - and points out that this has been a long-standing policy of Caroline Pidgeon and the London Assembly Liberal Democrats:

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