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We desperately need investment in our transport infrastructure

At the London Assembly's first ever online People's Question Time, Caroline discussed how to ensure London has world-class transport infrastructure.

We desperately need investment, particularly in our public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure. The Mayor of London must also finally cancel the £2bn polluting Silvertown Road Tunnel project under the Thames.

Sgt Ratana represented the very best of policing

In the London Assembly, Caroline spoke about the huge loss of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana in September, who represented the best of policing.

There were also some very special tributes from Jennette Arnold AM and Steve O’Connell AM, who had both worked with him.

Black History Month 2020

As Black History Month begins for 2020, Caroline Pidgeon said:

Black History Month is so important. In London it is an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the huge contribution of Black Londoners to our city.

It's wonderful to hear schoolchildren like my son talking about inspiring Black Londoners.

Good news on access to PrEP

Carline Pidgeon welcomed the Government's announcement of the PrEP grant for 2020-21, meaning councils will soon be able to provide uncapped access to PrEP - the drug that prevents people from getting HIV.

Caroline said:

I was proud to work with the Terrence Higgins Trust to propose a London Assembly motion on this issue last year.

Standing against anti-Uighur persecution and Sinophobia

In the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon has spoken out against the Chinese Government’s appalling actions against the Uighur Muslims, and about the need to tackle growing hate crime against Chinese and British Chinese individuals in London.

"The appalling persecution of the Uighur Muslims by the Chinese government requires us all to take a stand.

Supporting unconscious bias training for the Met

Caroline Pidgeon has seconded a motion in the London Assembly calling for two-yearly unconscious bias training for all officers and staff in the Metropolitan Police Service.

This will not only help to increase confidence in our police but also be an important first step in showing the force is committed to tackling bias.

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