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Commenting on GLA Conservative transport spokesman, Richard Tracey AM’s report proposing turning off London traffic lights, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross, AM said:

“Whilst this proposal may grab headlines its disregard for driver and pedestrian safety is incredibly worrying.

“London is a 24-hour city and many routes remain busy throughout the night, the idea that just because it’s not the middle of the day we should turn off traffic lights just to save a few pounds is utterly reckless.

“Only three years ago a Government report found that in other countries where this has been trialled accidents have tripled. Given the dangers faced on London’s streets as it is, this proposal risks making after-dark death-traps of our roads.”

Proposals to turn off London's traffic lights "risk making after-dark deathtraps of our roads"

Commenting on GLA Conservative transport spokesman, Richard Tracey AM’s report proposing turning off London traffic lights, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross, AM said: “Whilst this proposal may...

Commenting on the announcement of a preferred Crossrail 2 route, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, said:

“The announcement of a preferred route is a big step forward for a project which is vitally important for London’s economic future.

“Crossrail 2 will have a transformative effect on the capital and the surrounding regions, opening up vast new areas for regeneration and creating new jobs and economic opportunities. With London’s population set to grow to over 10m by 2036 there is a clearly evidenced need for high quality transport infrastructure like HS2. 

“Whilst the announcement of a preferred route is significant, what we need to see now is the fully worked-up funding package which will make this project a reality.”

Val Shawcross AM responds to Crossrail 2 preferred route

Commenting on the announcement of a preferred Crossrail 2 route, London Assembly Labour Group Transport Spokesperson, Val Shawcross AM, said: “The announcement of a preferred route is a big step forward...

Following the news that the FBU has issued notice of further strike action in response to the Government’s continued plans to change firefighters’ pensions, London Assembly Labour Group Fire Spokesperson, Fiona Twycross AM, said:

“Despite the Fire Brigades Union calling off strikes and negotiating in good faith the Government is clearly not willing to listen and has not made a new offer to firefighters even though they clearly indicated this would happen.

“It is clear that the FBU feel the Government’s stance means the only way they can have their case heard is to press it through strike action. It is deeply disappointing that we have got to this position and I urge all sides to get back to the negotiating table.

“The proposal at the heart of this dispute, that firefighters should work until they are sixty or see their pension cut, is a heartless assault on those who spend their lives running into harm’s way to protect the public. The Government must recognise the position they are forcing firefighters into and come to a fair compromise with the FBU.”

Fiona Twycross AM responds to FBU announcement of further strike action

Following the news that the FBU has issued notice of further strike action in response to the Government’s continued plans to change firefighters’ pensions, London Assembly Labour Group Fire Spokesperson, Fiona...

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