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.
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark
January 22nd, 2015
The Mayor of London’s plan to close all of London’s tube ticket offices will cost taxpayers almost £134m TfL documents have revealed. London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson Val Shawcross described the cost as “staggering” and said that “£134m of building works and ticket machines won’t make up for the loss of 897 station staff.” (more…)
January 8th, 2015
Network Rail are currently consulting the public on their views on the next phase of planning for the future of rail travel in South London. This stage of planning is known as a route study and Network Rail are consulting on their study involving train services on the Southern Network. (more…)
January 5th, 2015
- New report from Val Shawcross AM calls for Mayor to scrap 2.5% fare rise to save the average commuter £56 a year on a 1-6 Annual Travelcard
- Fare freeze can be funded without cuts to other areas through use of £98m of expected underspends and additional TfL fares income
- Since 2008 fares have risen over 40% with 76% of Londoners now saying fares are ‘too high’ (more…)