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: 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:

 

News from Caroline Pidgeon: Why are blind and partially sighted people waiting 25 years for London’s pedestrian crossings to meet minimum national safety
15 September 2014

 

Blind and partially sighted people in London will have to wait until March 2016 until every pedestrian crossing that is controlled by the Mayor of London finally meets long standing national safety standards to assist them in safely crossing the road.

 

News from Caroline Pidgeon: For many people contactless payment is no substitute for Oyster
15 September 2014

For many people contactless payment is no substitute for Oyster – Caroline Pidgeon

 

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