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
March 7th, 2014
Val Shawcross AM has welcomed the news that a number of key junctions across Lambeth and Southwark are finally to benefit from TfL funded improvements.
These include Waterloo’s IMAX roundabout, Elephant and Castle and Tulse Hill gyratory. (more…)
February 14th, 2014
Post Office Ltd are currently consulting on proposals for further closures of Crown Post Offices – these are the ‘stand alone’ post offices rather than those located in a shop. Among the closures proposed are the Crown Post Offices at both Kennington and Stockwell. Val is working with the CWU union to oppose these cuts and her response to the consultation can be found here.
January 30th, 2014
Val Shawcross today received a 1500 signature petition from local campaigners calling for improved pedestrian safety on Borough High Street.
The petition was compiled by local residents and parents and was assisted by Southwark Living Streets. It calls on Transport for London and the council to review pedestrian safety in the area and look at installing light controlled crossings at the junction of Great Dover Street and Marshalsea Street and at the junction of Trinity Street and Great Suffolk Street. (more…)