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
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…)

Latest information from Thameslink & Southern rail

We all know that there has been unacceptable and widespread disruption on the Thameslink and Southern rail networks since new year.  The problems have been caused by difficulty adjusting to a new timetable to accommodate the rebuild works at London Bridge station, and compounded by errors with the new timetable, as well as ordinary operational issues such as signal failures and weather damage.