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 23rd, 2014
South London commuters could face an unwanted surprise at the end of next month, as key interchange station London Bridge closes to Southern and First Capital Connect services from 23rd to 31st August. Local London Assembly Member Val Shawcross is urging rail companies to provide advice urgently and rail users to check their journey details to ensure they find alternative ways to get around. (more…)
July 11th, 2014
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe today conceded that the balance of the Mayor’s neighbourhood policing teams had “gone the wrong way” and is being reviewed, while Boris Johnson admitted that the local model needs to “be improved”. Following the restructure, Lambeth has lost 241 Police Officers (23%) and 134 PCSO’s (70%) and Southwark has lost 198 police officers (21%) and 103 PCSOs (a huge 72%) while London has recorded the third lowest police visibility rate in the country. (more…)
July 8th, 2014
Val Shawcross AM today pressed Mayor Boris Johnson on his proposed new ‘part time’ travelcards, which he has pledged to introduce to cut travel costs for part time workers from next January. (more…)