Archive for London

Brian Paddick

How is Tottenham recovering from the riots?

7 February 2012 , , , ,
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 – Lib Dem candidate for City & London East

1 February 2012 ,
Richard Macmillan, the Liberal Democrat candidate for the City & London East constituency, has launched a new website for his campaign. It’s at and you can also find him on Facebook.
Mike Tuffrey

Protect frontline policing and give Londoners back a tenner: a better budget for London

25 January 2012 ,
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

Ken Livingstone attacks Boris Johnson for, er…, agreeing with Ken Livingstone

21 January 2012 , ,
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 [...]

An amazing view of London

20 January 2012 ,
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 […]
A clock

The Met Police: good news about the speaking clock, bad news about the speaking clock

18 January 2012 ,
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
Caroline Pidgeon, Lynne Featherstone, Martin Newton and Oyster cards

London Liberal Democrats – helping those with the smallest pockets get to work

18 January 2012 , , ,
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 […]
London buses

Fares up, fines not

12 January 2012 , , ,
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 […]
Brian Paddick

Brian Paddick’s new Twitter account

7 January 2012 , ,
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
Jumbo jet

Met Police wastes money for business class on short-haul flights

4 January 2012 , ,
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 […]