Twenty-one years of campaigning by Caroline Pidgeon AM and other Liberal Democrat campaigners has finally paid off with Kennington Tube being rezoned into Zone 1/2 border, rather than Zone 1 for Congestion Charge and Zone 2 for Tube fare. Caroline, local councillors, various Lib Dem mayoral candidates and our London MEPs have consistently put the proposal forward since the year 2000. Which goes to show that being persistent pays off, as does electing Lib Dem candidates at all levels.
It may not seem like a massive issue compared to Covid or Brexit, but it will make a big difference to local people who commute from Kennington, whether they be in Lambeth or Southwark. It is really good to have a positive, good news story for the area, in what has been a troubled time.
Well done to all involved, including our sister party in Southwark.
Simon Hughes, Charles Kennedy, Caroline Pidgeon and Sarah Ludford, and others.