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Mayoral hopeful Caroline Pidgeon visits Bromley

PUBLISHED: 16:01 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:01 04 April 2016

Caroline Pidgeon in Bromley

Caroline Pidgeon in Bromley

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Lib Dem candidate was in Hayes and Bromley town centre

Candidate for the Mayor of London elections Caroline Pidgeon swooped into Bromley on Saturday.

Accompanied by the Lib Dem candidate for Bromley’s London Assembly member, Julie Ireland, the pair were campaigning for locals to vote yellow at the London elections next month.

Campaigners were based in Bromley High Street to meet shoppers, as the party outlined its travel campaign.

The Lib Dems are looking to cut rail prices in half before 7.30am and to introduce a one hour bus ticket.

During her visit, the Lib Dem candidate met with locals outside Panagua Bikes in Hayes.

She said: “I am totally committed to more segregated cycling facilities across the whole of London, real action to tackle London’s most dangerous junctions and gyratories and speeding up the delivery of Quietway routes.

“We also need to tackle the immense danger of HGVs with a rush-hour ban and reducing the need for lorry movements, such as through better use of the Thames.

“To deliver all this, investment in cycling must increase - by 2020 it must reach at least 3 per cent of TfL’s budget.”

Ms Pidgeon is one of 12 candidates in the running for the Mayor of London elections, which are held on May 5.


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