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
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Increase prosecutions of minicab drivers who refuse assistance dogs – Assembly Transport Committee

Over a million Londoners have a hearing loss and approximately 175,000 Londoners live with sight loss.  Every day, 1.3 million journeys are made by disabled people – in London alone. (more…)

Read Val’s City Hall Farewell Newsletter

To mark Val’s last few weeks at City Hall before she stands down at May’s London elections, she has produced a farewell newsletter for constituents. This summarises some of Val’s recent work and a round up of campaigns and work she has been involved in over the past 16 years as a London Assembly Member.

You can read the newsletter here: Val’s Farewell Newsletter

TfL ‘investigating’ reopening of Camberwell disused station

Local London Assembly member Val Shawcross has welcomed news from TfL that the future option of reopening the former Camberwell rail station is under consideration.

Val recently tabled a written question to the Mayor of London, regarding transport infrastructure options for Camberwell in the future. The response, received last week, described a proposal to reopen the former Camberwell station – which sits on the Thameslink line and is located in Camberwell Station Road – as ‘feasible’ . (more…)