Caroline Pidgeon

London Assembly Member

Party
Liberal Democrat
Tenure
3 May 2012
Responsibilities

2014-15

  • Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
  • Deputy Chair of the Police and Crime Committee
  • 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, 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

We must improve London’s door-to-door services
22 January 2015

A small, but absolutely essential, part of London’s public transport system is the door-to-door service for people with mobility problems.  Dial-a-Ride, Taxicard, Capital Call, NHS Patient Transport and many other community transport providers opera

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Vital questions over funding and operation of the Garden Bridge still remain
19 December 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the decision by the Mayor of London’s office to give planning permission for the Garden Bridge:

News from Caroline Pidgeon: The cable car should either be run as a tourist attraction or alternatively as an integral form of public transport
17 December 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on news that the cable car appears to have no regular commuters, following a freedom of information request made by Darryl Chamberlain of the 853 blog said:

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