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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Transport Secretary urged to get a grip of London Bridge chaos

Labour’s London Assembly Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross today joined a delegation of local MPs to meet Transport Secretary Patrick Mcloughlin and urge him to “step in and get a grip of the failing management” at London Bridge station. (more…)

Are you being served – by London’s transport providers?

70,000 complaints a year are handled by Transport for London (TfL).

That’s over 1,300 complaints per week. (more…)

Read Val’s letter to the Secretary of State for Transport on London Bridge debacle

In response to the ongoing debacle with train services at London Bridge, Val has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, who has ultimate responsibility for transport at government level to demand high level action. You can read her letter Letter to Sec of State re London Bridge.

We will of course, share the reply.