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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Val welcomes TfL announcement on free child train travel – ending the north-south London divide

Responding to the announcement that the Mayor has accepted her proposals to extend free travel to Under 11s on the rail network and the Mayor’s decision to increase fares, Labour London Assembly Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, said:

“It’s hugely welcome that the Mayor has finally agreed to introduce free travel on trains for Under 11s.  (more…)

Val on TV – London’s cabbies being forced out of work by late criminal record clearances

London’s black cab drivers – and many other employees who work with the public, such as teachers and nurses – are currently being badly affected by a  backlog in processing DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, previously known as Criminal Records Bureau  or CRB) clearance certificates.  This is a particular problem for drivers merely seeking to renew their existing licence. (more…)

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Wimbledon tram works welcome – now onwards to extend the network!

This morning (2nd November) Transport for London officially opened their new tram platform at Wimbledon station. The works have created a new platform and twin tracks instead of one into Wimbledon, which will mean that double the number of trams to and from Croydon town centre will be able to serve the station and Wimbledon branch line.  (more…)