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Ken Livingstone was London’s first elected mayor from May 2000. An elected Mayor for the capital saw devolved government restored after fourteen years without a strategic authority and voice for London.

Born in Lambeth and now living in Cricklewood Ken Livingstone is a Londoner first and foremost.

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Labour Is Right to Stand Up to McDonalds for the Sake of Working People and Their Unions

(3) Comments | Posted 23 April 2016 | (00:00)

This week, a sub-committee of Labour's National Executive Committee (NEC) agreed to block McDonald's proposal for exhibiting at Labour Party Conference this year.

It has been reported that the decision was primarily motivated by McDonald's refusal to recognise the Bakers' Food And Allied Workers Union (BFAW) and other...

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Osborne's Budget Lacked a Vision for a Better Future

(6) Comments | Posted 17 March 2016 | (23:00)

George Osborne's budget this week represented a continuation of the same economic strategy that has seen the richest 1% watch their wealth double while ordinary families struggle to make ends meet.

Whilst there were some sweeteners for voters, it lacked a vision for a better future and showed the Chancellor...

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In Just a Few Weeks, Corbyn Has Already Brought Significant Change to Labour

(141) Comments | Posted 29 October 2015 | (23:00)

It has been a terrible week for the Tories, and a very good one for the opposition.

The Tories expected to write a script for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour: incompetence and extremism. Yet as they review the wreckage of their week of tax credits chaos they must surely...

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Why Bristol's Mayor Vote Matters

(7) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (23:00)

If Labour's Marvin Rees is elected Mayor of Bristol on Thursday I for one will be celebrating. It will be a good day for Bristol. Many more people outside that city will rightly be inspired by Marvin's election.

Bristol is a major city, a lively, exciting place...

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A 'Fare Deal' for Londoners

(2) Comments | Posted 15 November 2011 | (22:00)

The problem with politics at the moment is people saying we can't do things.

We can't hold down student fees, we can't hold down VAT, we can't keep EMA.

I don't agree.

More than ever we need to do things that help people ease the burden on...

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