Press Release: Coleman fails to question Jubilee line closures

Andrew Dismore, Labour’s candidate for the London Assembly for Barnet and Camden has used the Freedom of Information Act to establish that Brian Coleman, the sitting  Conservative Assembly Member, has made no written representations to transport for London concerning the Jubilee line since he was last elected in 2008, (FoI response attached), including the series of line closures of has been very disruptive and the continual poor performance of the Jubilee Line.

He has only written once: to thank TfL for a briefing a year ago which he left early!

Mr Dismore said:

“ I do not think anyone should be surprised by this lack of involvement by the Conservative GLA member. After all, this is not the only issue on which he has not made representations: police cuts, housing pressures, strategic public transport issues, are all the same: not worthy of a single letter from the GLA member on behalf of his constituents.

Yet again Mr. Coleman has shown himself to be either disinterested or just too busy to represent his constituency’s interests. Barnet and Camden deserve better: we need a GLA member who will stand up for local people and not ignore their concerns. “

FoI request and response:

From: Andrew Dismore
Sent: 25 August 2011 11:20
Subject: FOI request: Jubilee line

Could I please have copies of all correspondence sent or received from Cllr Brian Coleman AM concerning the Jubilee line, since May 2008.

Electronic replies will be fine

Thank you

Andrew Dismore

Dear Mr Dismore


Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 August 2011 asking for information about correspondence sent or received from Cllr Brian Coleman AM concerning the Jubilee line, since May 2008.


I am sorry I was unable to provide you with a response sooner.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.  I can confirm TfL does hold the information you require.


As an Assembly Member Mr Coleman will have received regular press releases from London Underground regarding the Jubilee line and these may be accessed by following the link: . No correspondence has been sent by LU to Mr Coleman on this subject.


Since 2008 London Underground has only received one item of correspondence from him in relation to the Jubilee line, which is attached.


If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.


Yours sincerely


Ben Clayton

Customer Service Team Manager

London Underground Customer Services


Referenced documents here:

FoI Coleman and Jubilee line Documents