Caroline Pidgeon to step down as London Assembly Member in 2024

Lib Dem London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon announced today at the London Regional Conference that she will not stand for re-election in 2024. Later she tweeted:

Caroline will be greatly missed by colleagues from all parties, including London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, whom she stood against when he was first elected in 2016:

Similar praise came from Conservative and Green Assembly members;

And Liberal Democrats were keen to thank her for all she has done over the years:

https://twitter.com/markpack/status/1591445716169261057?s=20&t=PI4tLHEzEoM-hhLewDlIGQ

We are really going to miss her on the Assembly. The last word for now goes to Hina Bokhari, who joined Caroline last year:

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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4 Comments

  • Mick Taylor 12th Nov '22 - 8:05pm

    Thank you Caroline for your amazing service as a LibDem for London. You have a record second to none and I thank you for the dedication you have shown over the past 14 years. It is important to set boundaries and I know just how hard it is being an elected representative when you are one of just a few.
    I have no doubt that you have plans for what you want to do after you step down and I wish you the very best whatever your future holds.

  • David Warren 13th Nov '22 - 10:41am

    Caroline has been the public face of the party in London for such a long time doing some amazing work. I wish her well in the future and thank her for the contribution to promoting Liberalism.

  • Ruth Bright 15th Nov '22 - 9:49am

    An incomparable record; especially added to the years on Southwark Council. All prominent Lib Dems have to be in five places at once. Caroline perfected that art. Amazing.

  • Jason Connor 17th Nov '22 - 11:48am

    A huge loss for London I reckon. Always replied promptly to emails whether on transport issues, part-time fares, station lifts failing, preserving our SNT police, enthusiastically engaging with council tenants like myself. A real champion of London politics and I will sorely miss Caroline’s efforts, endeavours and commitment to the improving the lives of Londoners. I do hope she will stand as an MP in the future.

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