Grenfell - 5 Years On

It’s one of those British tragedies that no one will forget. It’s there with Dunblane, Hillsborough, Aberfan. When something so awful happens, when children and families are lost.

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A Lib Dem Year!

The other week, I watched the final of the Eurovision with words from Graham Norton “here’s to all the naysayers who said we would never do well again in this competition” as the UK came a very respectable second to Ukraine. I must say that the comeback felt like the #LibDemFightBack or our recent #LibDemSurge!

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Fire safety of e-scooters must be taken seriously

Love them or hate them, e-scooters are a big topic for Londoners.

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London Assembly Spring Report 2022

From the building safety crisis and holding the Met Police to account, to e-scooter fires, clean air and tackling Tory sleaze: read all about what Caroline Pidgeon and Hina Bokhari have been working hard on in the London Assembly.  Download and read the report here.

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Labour block extra help for Londoners hit by the Building Safety Crisis

Lib Dem Hina Bokhari: "It is simply wrong that leaseholders and residents across London are living in fear over their building’s safety, whilst many leaseholders are also facing crippling bills"

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TfL fare rises bury the myth of any special treatment for London – Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon: The Government imposed fare rises on TfL services, which exceed those of rail fares around the country, bury the myth of any special treatment for London.”

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Something has to change - Islamophobia in politics and making votes matter!

“Do you think the allegations made by the Conservative MP Nus Ghani about Islamophobia will encourage change?” I was asked this question when I was interviewed last week by Coco Khan from the Guardian last week. My simple answer was ‘no’. Sadly, despite the clear racism and clear prejudices that this incident highlighted, the media attention was not really about Islamophobia. It was about the problems within the Conservative Party. To my surprise, despite this kind of article about the experiences of Islamophobia female politicians experienced was being written, I doubted this will raise the issues of rising number of racist incidents.

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Hina Bokhari AM - Londoners need assurances that no more dangerous properties will be listed on the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners portal

London Assembly Member Hina Bokhari has hit out at the Mayor of London today after being made aware that at least one property with flammable cladding is currently listed on his Homes for Londoners portal.

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Caroline Pidgeon AM – “Homophobia, racism and sexism must be included in the terms of reference for the Independent Review of Culture in the Met.”

Caroline Pidgeon has called for the review into culture and standards in the Met to specifically include a commitment to look at homophobia, sexism and racism in the service.

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Lib Dem Assembly Members secure extra help for Londoners hit by the Building Safety Crisis

The London Assembly has backed proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Members for extra help to be given to leaseholders affected by the Building Safety Crisis.

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