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
‘Meltdown’ at London Bridge ‘shows serious problems remain’, says Val Shawcross AM

Commenting on last night’s travel chaos at London Bridge Station, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:

“Last night we returned to the disastrous days of chaos we experienced earlier this year. We were promised these scenes of total disorder were behind us, but last night’s meltdown shows serious problems remain. (more…)

TfL response on issues at London Bridge station

Since new year, commuters using London Bridge mainline station will be only too aware of the issues caused by problems with Southern’s new timetable, intended to manage services during the current, ongoing rebuild works at the station. (more…)

Staff cuts could leave tube staff ‘dangerously isolated’ in stations

Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross AM has called on the Mayor of London to do more to protect London Underground workers following a 44% increase in assaults on London Underground staff since 2009. (more…)