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

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Ending smoking at bus shelters should be the number one priority for improving the health of London’s children – Caroline Pidgeon
15 October 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the recommendation today by the London Health Commission that Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and 25,000 acres of parks in the capital  should go smoke free said:

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Mayor’s New Year Eve firework plans for 2014 expose the Mayor’s lack of ambition for London
26 September 2014

On the day that tickets for London’s New Year’s Eve firework display go on sale Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group said:
 

News from Caroline Pidgeon: New Year Eve Fireworks should be accessible to all
17 September 2014

Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayor’s proposals to introduce a £10 charge to view this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks said:

 

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