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Action in Hillingdon

Caroline joined the local team from Hillingdon Lib Dems campaigning in the Hayes By-Election on 17th July.

The Lib Dem vote improved considerably, pushing the Conservatives who run the Borough into third place with less than 20% of the vote.

Promote Church Street Market, Westminster

Caroline joined Westminster by-election candidate Martin Thompson on Wednesday 23 July to highlight the Liberal Democrats' call for street markets to be promoted in station and stop announcements on London's tubes and buses.

Caroline, whose London-wide constituency includes Church Street ward, has lodged a member's enquiry with Transport for London asking if street markets could be named in onboard announcements to passengers.

“Soft words are not enough” – Caroline Pidgeon

Liberal Democrat Assembly Member and vice-chair of the Assembly’s Transport Committee Caroline Pidgeon today accused London Mayor Boris Johnson of not doing enough to secure the future of vital transport upgrades in south London.

At the Mayor’s Question Time session in City Hall this morning, Caroline Pidgeon asked what guarantees the Mayor had got from the Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly MP, who he met last week, about the funding for the Cross River Tram project and the East London Line extension as well as other transport projects in London

Caroline campaigns with Helen Duffett in Redbridge

Caroline joined candidate Helen Duffett and Denys Robinson, Chair of London Region, for an afternoon of campaigning in the Cranbrook Ward by-election which took place on Thursday 10th July. Helen was a superb candidate and worked hard with the team.

“It was a pleasure to help such a hard working and fun candidate – I think Helen is someone to watch in Redbridge” said London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon.

Caroline calls for Southwark police stations to remain open

Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member and Southwark Councillor Caroline Pidgeon is calling on Southwark’s Borough Police commander, Malcolm Tillyer, to withdraw the threat of closure notices issued last week to East Dulwich, Rotherhithe and Camberwell police stations.

Caroline Pidgeon’s demand comes following a Metropolitan Police Authority meeting last Friday that put the whole police station closure programme on hold, and called for a full review of the Met’s plans.

Campaigning with Oliver Brooks in Christchurch

Caroline spent a sunny Saturday 28th June helping Oliver Brooks, candidate in the Christchurch ward by-election in Bexley. Oliver is a young and energetic candidate who has lived all his life in Bexley. The by-election follows the resignation of Ian Clements – one of the key advisors to the new Mayor, Boris Johnson.

Keeping track of the East London Line extension

On 24 June Caroline and other London Assembly members went on a site visit in Shoreditch to look at how work is progressing on the East London Line Extension Phase 1, and to look at the area where one of the new bridges had slipped during its installation near Liverpool Street station.

"The works were very impressive and progress to date seems to be fast and effective. I look forward to funding being agreed for the phase 2 of the East London Line joining up Camberwell, Peckham, Clapham High Street and Clapham Junction" said Caroline Pidgeon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Henley – now a Boris-free zone

Caroline spent a day helping in the Henley Parliamentary By-election with fellow Southwark Councillor Anood Al-Samerai and Director of Communications for the Liberal Democrats, Jon Oates.

“We had a fantastic day campaigning in the countryside and received a really warm welcome” said Caroline.

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