Caroline Pidgeon

London Assembly Member

Party
Liberal Democrat
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

 2013-14

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
  • Deputy Chair of the Police and Crime Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee
  • Member of the GLA Oversight Committee
Constituency
Londonwide
Salary
£53,973
Register of Members' Interests - Caroline Pidgeon
Register of Members' Interests - Caroline Pidgeon
expenses
Caroline Pidgeon's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
Caroline Pidgeon Gifts and Hospitality

Biography

Caroline was elected to the London Assembly in May 2008 and has a strong track record of campaigning on issues such as strong policing and improved public transport. She is Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee and Deputy Chair of the Police and Crime Committee. Caroline has been a Trustee of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in Waterloo since 2005.

Caroline was a member of the Metropolitan Police Authority between 2008 and 2012 and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority between 2008 and 2010.

Caroline was a Liberal Democrat Councillor in Southwark between 1998 and 2010 during which time she held several posts including Deputy Leader of Southwark Council and Executive Member for Children’s Services and Education. Caroline was also a Board Member of Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association between 2002 and 2010.

Caroline was awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for public and political service.

Caroline moved to London after graduating from the University of Wales Aberystwyth in 1994. She worked in local government and the health service for over a decade before becoming a full time politician.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
GLA
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4962
Email: caroline.pidgeon@london.gov.uk

Press releases for

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Secrecy over Barclays sponsorship deal has let down Londoners
4 April 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the freedom of information request by Mayorwatch website confirming a long standing attempt by Transport for London to cover up the full details of the actual income being received from Barclays Bank for...

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Power grab by Mayor over running of London's fire authority must be blocked
6 March 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group,  commenting on the Mayor’s proposals to try to secure changes to the composition of the London Fire Authority by reducing its composition of elected London Assembly Members and borough councillors and to increa

Mayor is overseeing the decimation of community policing – Caroline Pidgeon
5 March 2014

The Mayor of London is standing by and allowing the decimation of community policing claims Caroline Pidgeon AM, the Liberal Democrat London Assembly policing spokesperson, after questioning the Mayor and the Met Commissioner,Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at City Hall today.

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