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 29th, 2016
al Shawcross AM has demanded that Transport for London take action after its own figures revealed that a road junction at the heart of Brixton town centre is the most dangerous in her constituency in terms of pedestrian injuries. (more…)
January 21st, 2016
Val Shawcross, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, warmly welcomes today’s announcement from Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT) that a new partnership arrangement will see TfL take over more of London’s inner-suburban rail services. (more…)
January 5th, 2016
‘The House’ parliamentary magazine took a look ahead at some key issues to be examined in 2016 – read Val’s piece on devolution of London’s rail services to Transport for London. House magazine rail devo article