MPdB > people > Ken Livingstone

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dob 17 Jun 1945
school Tulse Hill Comprehensive School
further education Philippa Fawcett Teacher Training College
work lab technician
party Labour
constituency Brent East 1987 – 2001
career Vice Chairman of Lambeth Housing Committee, 1971 – 1973
Labour candidate for Norwood, Greater London Council, 1973 – 1974
Leader of Greater London Council, 1981 – 1986. The GLC was abolished in 1986, with power devolved to the London boroughs themselves
Member of Parliament for Brent East, 1987 – 2001. Livingstone clashed with a succession of centre-leaning Labour leaders. In 2004 he fought Tony Blair for leadership of the party
Mayor of London, 2000 – 2008. Livingstone ran as an independent candidate
Political activist, 2008 – present
web site web
social media twitter, facebook
   
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Sources
Wikipedia, Telegraph, BBC, ChronicleLive.

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