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£2,661raised of £2,500 target by 120 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,661 to London Taxi Driver, Sean Stockings who had his license revoked 3 months ago by TFL. Please donate 2 help him cover his bills for this period

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    Thank you all for taking a few minutes to read about Sean Stockings and the appalling treatment he has suffered at the hands of TFL and Leon Daniels in particular.

    Sean is a Licensed London Taxi Driver with a young family and a super kind heart. Sean cares. Sean cares about bus and tram crashes and Sean cares about pedestrians being run over. Sean cares about how TFL are dealing with UBER and PH ranking outside stations, bus stops and residential streets. He cares about the huge rise in Road Traffic Accidents and the increase in congestion and pollution. He cares about the free for all wild west mentality on our streets.

    Sean is just like YOU, he is PROUD of his job and profession and what it stands for.

    Sean has had his licence revoked...this didn't happen immediately, only when TFL failed to provide proper disclosure, forcing Sean's legal representative to send a letter before action on Sean's behalf...this is why The LCDC, are fighting hard to ensure that Sean does not lose his badge.

    If Sean had done anything wrong, we would not be asking for your help. So what did Sean do?

    On the 17th November 2016, whilst walking to a personal engagement Sean happened upon Leon Daniels, Mike Brown and Vernon Everitt (and others) out for the evening celebrating who knows what on the Eve of the Ladbroke Grove bus crash (when 14 people were injured, some seriously) just over a week after the most deadliest Tram crash since 1917 (7 fatalities and 58 persons injured). The glasses and plates on the outside table suggesting that they had been drinking wine and eating good food - perhaps outside a table chosen so these businessmen could smoke expensive cigars (looking for all the world to be enjoying their expense accounts in the type of posh restaurants that cab drivers cannot afford).

    Sean could not understand why TFL with its track record would be celebrating that night. Sean would be first to accept that approaching them hasn't turned out to be his best idea ever - but exactly what did he do? Many of you have seen the video and are surprised that TFL have come down so harshly on Sean, when all he done was take the opportunity to ask Leon Daniels about his track record. Yes he was emphatic but sometimes you have to be when trying to get answers to important questions. As Leon Daniels smirked and Mike Brown looked down, Sean asked the questions you might also liked to have asked these people, who many feel have for the last 5 years slowly but surely destroyed the trade.

    Well what happened next? Well within a month he had his licence revoked, without a disclosure. Those who have seen the clip will note that Sean was not abusive, so what has caused such an offence? Who determined Sean was not fit and proper and why? TFL tried to get the Police involved - they refused to arrest Sean (he committed no offence). Then a thorough investigation took place (with no input from Sean). Sean was permanently revoked over 3 months ago and been unable to work since.

    There is much more to Sean's story and the involvement of others at TFL, that we simply do not have room here to fully explain in greater detail.

    Please support Sean in this difficult time for him, his partner and young family.

    Many thanks,

    The London Cab Drivers Club

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    • Matthew Newella month ago
      Matthew Newell

      Matthew Newell

      a month ago

      Message from Sean Stockings: I am overwhelmed by everyone's good will and generosity. No one thought that the response would have been so positive so quickly. Driving a cab can be a very insular and lonesome experience. This crowdfunding has shown me that in fact, I have many friends and colleagues in my corner. PLEASE STOP ANYMORE DONATIONS (Crowfund rules state that the page must run for 30 days) Any excess will be donated to www.taxicharity.org a wonderful charity looking after military veterans and a cause close to my heart.

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    • Scott kimber

      Scott kimber

      Aug 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Roberto Pizzulo

      Roberto Pizzulo

      Aug 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • A Private Hire Operator

      A Private Hire Operator

      Aug 17, 2017

      People can`t be silenced!

      £50.00

    • david ashley

      david ashley

      Aug 17, 2017

      fight injustice everywhere and always

      £30.00

    • Leonard Blake

      Leonard Blake

      Aug 17, 2017

      Totally Failing London at it again good luck with your appeal

      £20.00

    • Gary Zylberszac

      Gary Zylberszac

      Aug 17, 2017

      Although I don't think I have ever met Sean, what happened here could happened to any one of us at anytime. Respect!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2017

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