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  • Caroline Pidgeon and Vince Cable protesting against the third Heathrow runway in 2008
    Article: Jul 1, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the support for a third Heathrow runway by the Davies airport commission said:

    "This much delayed report simply repeats many outdated arguments in opting for a third Heathrow runway.

    "However many conditions are set ultimately a third Heathrow runway will have devastating consequences for a large section of London in terms of noise and increased air pollution.

  • Stephen Knight, Liberal Democrat Londonwide Assembly Member
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly environment spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement that London is set to trial the world's first purpose-built double decker electric bus said:

    "It is encouraging that a fully electric double decker bus is at last to be trialled."

    "Yet while celebrating this development let's not pretend for one moment that London is leading the way in delivering electric buses.

  • Stephen Knight
    Article: Jun 26, 2015

    Stephen Knight AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly housing spokesperson, commenting on today's announcement of four further Housing Zones across London said:

    "These proposals have some merit but the big picture is that the Mayor has ultimately failed to deliver anywhere near enough affordable homes.

  • Caroline on London Cycling Campaign Big Ride 28.4.2012
    Article: Jun 18, 2015

    At Mayor's Question Time today the Mayor made the stark admission that his commitment made in 2012 to triple the number of cycle super-highways by 2015 will not now be met.

    When the pledge was first made four cycle superhighways existed in London. The Mayor now admits that only eight will now be completed by the end of the year. The Mayor also demonstrated his lack of attention to detail when he revealed that he wasn't even aware that he had cancelled Cycle Superhighway 6 (linking Penge to the City).

  • Article: Jun 18, 2015

    Caroline Pidgeon AM commenting on reports that Transport for London are now considering removing buses from Oxford Street said:

    "Transport for London's new thinking of Oxford Street is long overdue. The case for pedestrianising Oxord Street has never been stronger.

    "Oxford Street is currently one of the most dangerous roads in the UK. One person is knocked down by traffic on Oxford Street every five days. The diesel fuelled buses and taxis that stutter along it have produced the highest known concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide anywhere in the world.

  • Article: Jun 15, 2015

    New evidence has revealed that in many parts of London there has been an alarming rise in the number of vulnerable children who have gone missing from the care of our local authorities in the last year.

    The report London's Children: Missing From Care, launched today by the London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon, provides a detailed picture of the extent of how many children have gone missing and how many times, using freedom of information requests sent to all 32 London Boroughs.

  • Article: Jun 8, 2015
    In Southfield Ward Focus

    In our June newsletter we give you details of the Southfield Ward Forum that takes places on June 10th, report on how Acton Green and Acton Green Common have been judged for the prestigious Green Flag status and Labour publicly support wheelie bins.

    Southfield Ward Forum - Wed 10th June
    The next Southfield Ward Forum meeting takes place on 10th June at St Alban's Church, South Parade, Chiswick W4 5LG at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome and the meeting is a place for residents to ask questions of your three Councillors and Council officers.

  • Article: Jun 5, 2015
    By Cllr Gary Malcolm in http://garymalcolm.blogspot.co.uk/

    When it was announced that the Davies Commission will report its findings after the recent General Election it sounded like an excuse to allow a new government to implement change without much legitimacy.

    As it currently stands, of the main parties, only the Liberal Democrats are against expanding Heathrow. This is at a local, a regional and a national level.

    We believe that an expanded Heathow would bring an unacceptable level of noise and air pollution to Ealing.

  • Flyer from 1983
    Article: Jun 4, 2015
    By Tony Miller

    A scrappy remnant of a 1983 flier for a meeting to be addressed by "the youngest MP" brings back memories of a remarkable and inspiring speaker, who though then relatively unknown could justify us hiring the Greenford Hall for a public event - almost unthinkable today for any politician. As I had been the Liberal candidate for Ealing North in the same election, it was my privilege and pleasure to welcome that MP to Ealing, someone who was clearly going to make a mark on the political scene.