Lib Dem’s guarantee London Pride funding will continue if elected

Sarah Green February 6, 2016

Caroline Pidgeon
Caroline Pidgeon

Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London Caroline Pidgeon says she will guarantee to continue funding London Pride at the current level of £100,000 for the whole of the next Mayoral term when elected.

Caroline says she would also use City Hall resources to explore further corporate sponsorship for Pride by ensuring City Hall match-funds pound for pound all additional corporate sponsorship beyond that secured last year up to an additional £50,000.

Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline, who marches regularly at London Pride with London Liberal Democrat members, said:¬†“London¬†is home to people from many different backgrounds who come together as one of¬†the most diverse and tolerant cities in the world. London’s LGBT+ community is¬†a vital part of our city’s appeal¬†and success, and the London Liberal Democrats¬†have a long and proud history of supporting and championing it.¬†

“Pride¬†is an essential cultural celebration for the LGBT+ community. Not only the march, but also all the many hundreds of events that surround it bring¬†hundreds of thousands of visitors into London every year and we should so all that we can to ensure the event continues for many years to come.‚ÄĚ