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.


Valerie Shawcross
London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark

Latest News
Less than a month to go – read Val’s Bakerloo response

The consultation on proposals to extend the Bakerloo line south from Elephant and Castle through Southwark, Lewisham and Bromley has just under a month to run and closes on December 7th. (more…)

“Boris Johnson’s new Routemaster spectacularly fails value for money test”

TfL figures unearthed by Labour London Assembly Member Val Shawcross have shown that new Routemaster buses ordered by Mayor Boris Johnson will only deliver twenty pence of benefit for every pound spent on them.  (more…)

National Sports Centre consultation extended until November 16th – read Val’s comments here

The GLA have recently begun consulting on options for the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace Park.  (more…)