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
Stay of execution for PCSOs after opposition forces Met to push back decision on cuts

Labour London Assembly Member Valerie Shawcross has welcomed the Met’s decision to push back a decision on the fate of all London’s PCSOs after fierce opposition forced the Met to abandon plans to take a decision on their future this week. (more…)

Decision to scrap Tour de France a “huge missed opportunity”

Labour London Assembly Member Val Shawcross AM has criticised Boris Johnson’s decision to pull out of London hosting the first leg of the 2017 Tour de France as a “huge missed opportunity” for the capital. The criticism comes after it was reported that the Mayor had ordered TfL to withdraw from negotiations only a day before the contract was due to be signed. (more…)

Shocking plans to cut ALL PCSO’s from Lambeth & Southwark’s streets

The Metropolitan Police will consider plans to axe all local PCSOs at its Management Board meeting on the 29th September it has been revealed. The cuts could see neighbourhood policing teams reduced to just a single police officer for each ward despite having six officers (3 PCSOs, 2 PCs and a sergeant) only 3 years ago. (more…)