Scrutinising the Mayor articles

It's now even harder to believe the Mayor didn't know of Crossrail delays in advance

After a Freedom of Information Request revealed that Crossrail and TfL were drafting press releases about the delay to Crossrail 12 days before the Mayor announced it last August, Caroline Pidgeon said:

“The Mayor’s repeated claims that he only knew about the delayed opening date of the central section of Crossrail just two days before the public announcement are now even harder to believe.

The money wasted on the Garden Bridge confirms the folly of the project

Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, commenting on the TfL publishing the costs incurred by the Garden Bridge project, said:

“The Mayor and TfL should not be boasting about being transparent in publishing this information.

“What has been published today should have been in the public domain many months ago. It clearly has only been released today due to the London Assembly using its legal powers to summons documents from TfL.

London is being left behind in the adoption of electric buses

A new report by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon reveals:

  • Mayor of London has repeatedly made inaccurate and misleading statements in comparing the adoption of electric buses in London with other cities
  • London now lags behind a number of cities in its current adoption of electric buses
  • Every five weeks China deploys 9,500 electric buses onto its roads – matching the entire size of London’s current bus fleet

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