Welcome to my website
As a London Assembly Member it’s my job to scrutinise the Mayor of London and his work, trying to challenge his plans and services when I feel they are not good enough but also to support key projects for London cross party when it’s the right thing to do.
My main role at City Hall is as the Labour Transport Spokeswoman as well as being the Deputy Leader and Chief Whip of the Labour Group. But as the Mayor runs not just Transport in London, but also the Police, Fire Brigade and large regeneration, planning and housing functions these are all areas I take an active interest in.
On Transport my priorities are improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, making our public transport services less overcrowded and more accessible for all of us and meeting the economic needs of our growing city. I take a close interest in how well our bus, tube and train services are running and support key projects to see their extension and improvement.
My commitment to you, my constituents, is always to represent you to the best of my ability and get the best outcomes I can for London as a whole but Lambeth and Southwark in particular.
My aim in this website is to give you a flavour of the projects I’m working on and to get your feedback on the work I’m doing. This is where I ask for you to talk about your problems, tell me what you think about major transport issues in London and say what your aspirations are for our community in South London. Please do get in touch with your views.
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark
July 1st, 2015
The London Assembly today urged the Mayor to urgently write to Newsquest Group to express concerns on staffing changes and restructuring at the Group, which will threaten the quality and long term survival of local papers in south London. (more…)
June 23rd, 2015
Rotherhithe’s local councillors have handed a 300-signature petition to local Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross calling on TfL to stop short changing bus passengers on the Rotherhithe peninsula. (more…)
June 4th, 2015
Like many of my colleagues in Lambeth and further afield, I am supporting the campaign to protect the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT) in Kennington Lane from future attempts to redevelop the building. Unfortunatley, we are seeing a wide range of popular venues disappear as a result of high land values and property development and this trend needs to be curtailed. The RVT has a particular historic significance and so I have added my call for the building to be listed. (more…)