8. Baroness Jenny Jones
Green Party, London Assembly
The Green Party Life Peer goes where fellow Peers and MPs fear to tread, speaking up for cycling and putting her name behind the kind of initiatives that usually send politicians running in the opposite direction, such as calls for the introduction of ‘presumed liability’ to bring us in line with Holland.
Jones has sat on the London Assembly from 2000, since when London cycling has been transformed. She lost to Boris Johnson in the 2012 London Mayoral elections, but her manifesto had by far the strongest measures for cycling of all the mayoral hopefuls.
Jones stood up for cyclists when she joined the boycott Addison Lee campaign and she published the ‘lawless roads’ report, advocating greater use of driving bans and other measures to protect all road users. Jones continues to keep pressure on Mayors and Assembly members alike to provide for cyclists.