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Caroline Pidgeon

London Assembly Member

Party
Liberal Democrat
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2015-16

  • 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
£55,161
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, 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: Mayor must now come clean over details about the not so clean New Routemaster
20 July 2015

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Liberal Democrat London Assembly transport spokesperson, commenting on reports that 200 New Routemasters will have failing batteries replaced under warranty and that on occasions the buses are running entirely on the diesel engine said:

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Mayor should apologise for his foolish decision to purchase water cannon
15 July 2015

Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Home Secretary’s decision to not grant permission for the use of water cannon in mainland Britain said:

“After carefully examining the evidence the Home Secretary has made a wise decision.

News from Caroline Pidgeon: A long delayed report with outdated arguments – Caroline Pidgeon rejects Davies Commission report support for a third Heathrow
1 July 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.

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