Archive for London
Yesterday Brian Paddick, along with GLA member Caroline Pidgeon and Enfield & Haringey GLA candidate Dawn Barnes, visited Tottenham to talk to the local community about recovering from the riots and how the area is policed:
Richard Macmillan, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the City & London East constituency, has launched a new website for his campaign. It’s at richardmacmillan.co.uk and you can also find him on Facebook.
Today Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly published their alternative budget for London, protecting frontline public services whilst also detailing cuts to waste and perks that will cut bills for ordinary Londoners. The budget includes: A better and fairer fares package, including a One Hour Bus Ticket, the introduction of part-weekly Travelcards, the reintroduction of [...]
Ken Livingstone has me a bit confused. Hearing him attack Boris Johnson is certainly not a surprise. But hearing him attack Boris Johnson for saying what Ken Livingstone himself said previously? That’s a bit odd, shall we say. Compare and contrast now and then. The now: Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone were engulfed in a [...]
I’m really looking forward to the public viewing gallery opening when The Shard is completed. But a photographer has already given us a taster of the views in store, by clambering up a crane at the top of the currently under construction building. You can view the amazing 360 degree panorama of London by Will [...]
The good news: the Met Police’s expenditure on phone calls to the speaking clock fell by 8.3% in the last year. The bad news: the Met still spent £16,879 on around 55,000 calls to the speaking clock. Hat-tip: Evening Standard
So writes Lib Dem London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon, setting out the party’s plan for fairer fares on London’s public transport: Boris Johnson has been Mayor of London since 2008. In just four years he has increased the cheapest bus fare from 90p to £1.35 – and he had planned to raise fares even further [...]
Odd news from Transport for London, where Boris Johnson decided to go ahead with fare increases on 2nd January but hold off increasing fines for fare evasion until 19th February. So for seven weeks or so, the law abiding get to pay more and the law breakers get away with frozen fine levels. As Liberal [...]
Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor, Brian Paddick, has a new Twitter account to back-up his cross-London listening exercise: @BrianListening. You can follow the Liberal Democrat GLA members and candidates, including this new account, in one place via the list twitter.com/markpack/london-assembly.
Good sleuthing by Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Dee Doocey has brought to light the large sums the Met Police is spending on sending its officers on business class flights: Figures show that Met officers took 1,497 business class flights in the last financial year at a cost to the taxpayer of £2,675,768. A total of [...]