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.


Valerie Shawcross
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Latest News
Crystal Palace Park – Arup answer some questions

Many of you who are interested/have concerns about the current proposals for Crystal Palace Park will have attended a recent meeting of the Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce on this subject. Following the meeting, Val sent a list of questions to Arup, the developers’ agents summarising many residents and stakeholders’ concerns.

Arup have now supplied the below answers to some of these questions, although some remain the responsibility of Bromley council to answer, which we will continue to pursue. In the meantime, interested parties may find the below responses of interest: (more…)

Kennington Park Post Office saved

Val Shawcross AM has welcomed the news that the Post Office have decided not to proceed with their plans to close Kennington Park Crown Post Office, following an extensive lobbying campaign. (more…)

255 bus
Val joins Weir Road bus campaigners to welcome extended 255 bus route

Following several years of campaigning, Val joined bus campaigners from the Weir Estate on a celebratory bus journey on Saturday (29th March) to mark the extension of the 255 bus to Balham. (more…)