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Valerie Shawcross

London Assembly Member

Labour Party
3 May 2012


  • Chair of the Transport Committee
  • Member of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee
  • Member of the Health Committee
Lambeth and Southwark
Key Issues
Transport, the safety of Londoners, improvement in London's public services, regeneration, human rights and democracy
Register of Members' Interests - Valerie Shawcross
Register of Members' Interests - Valerie Shawcross
Valerie Shawcross's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
Valerie Shawcross Gifts and Hospitality


Valerie has a BA in Politics and an MA in Education. She has worked for the Inner London Education Authority, the Commonwealth Secretariat and as Head of Public Affairs for the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. She is a former Labour Party National Women’s Officer. She was a Croydon councillor between 1994 and 2000, serving as Leader (1997-2000). Valerie was awarded a CBE in 2002.

She was elected to the Assembly in 2000 and between 2000-2008 she chaired the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (which runs London Fire Brigade). Since 2008 She has alternated being Chair and Deputy Chair of the Assembly Transport Committee annually.

Valerie is Patron of the Brixton based charity Ebony Horse Club, which provides riding lessons and training in animal care to local young people.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

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

Telephone: 020 7983 4401

Press releases for

C10 bus petition - 300 demand action from Mayor
23 June 2015

C10 bus petition handover – 300 call for action on poor service in Rotherhithe

News from Val Shawcross - DLR extensions must not end with Woolwich
12 January 2009

Labour's transport spokesperson, Val Shawcross, said:

News from Val Shawcross: Boris's bonfire of transport projects
6 November 2008

The Mayor has today abandoned plans for, amongst others:


- A Brixton/Peckham to Camden cross river tram

- Extensions to the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink

- An east London river crossing, the Thames Gateway Bridge