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.

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Valerie Shawcross
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Latest News
Val welcomes consultation on Bakerloo extension

Commenting on today’s announcement of a consultation on a proposed extension of the Bakerloo line into South London, Val said: (more…)

Val Shawcross AM Statement on “Transport Riots”

London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, has today responded to Sir Peter Hendy’s comments regarding “social unrest” if low-paid workers could not easily commute around the city for work. (more…)

Revealed: TfL plans to cut up to 60% of tube station staff

  • Figures obtained by Val Shawcross AM suggest where 588 frontline staff are set to be cut from London Underground stations, with some stations losing up to 58% of staff;
  • More than half the visible staff set to be axed from Baron’s Court, Edgware, Kilburn, East Ham and Hammersmith stations.     (more…)