Ken Livingstone

The Livingstone Formulation finally fails to rescue Ken Livingstone

By David Hirsh, April 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party today.He has been a significant figure as leader of the Greater London Council, a Member of Parliament, and the Mayor of London, for decades.

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Labour suspends Ken Livingstone following Hitler comments

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2016

Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, has been suspended from the Labour Party following a series of interviews in which he claimed that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism.

Dozens of the party’s MPs had called for Mr Livingstone to be suspended or ejected after a round of media appearances this morning.

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Suspend Ken Livingstone from Labour over ‘Hitler supported Zionism’ comment, say MPs

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2016

Labour MPs have called for former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to be suspended from the party after he claimed “Hitler was supporting Zionism” in the 1930s.

During an interview to discuss the suspension of Naz Shah over her antisemitic social media posts, Mr Livingstone claimed the Nazi dictator had initially backed moving Jews to Israel “before he went mad”.

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Interview: Sadiq Khan - 'Believe me, I won't be another Ken Livingstone'

By Marcus Dysch, September 20, 2015

London’s mayoral elections have been some of the most personal in British political history. So prominent, and indeed notorious, have the past two holders of the role been, that only first names were needed: Ken and Boris.

Enter stage left, Sadiq. Labour’s former Communities Minister, Sadiq Khan, won the race to fight to reclaim City Hall from the Conservatives earlier this month.

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Ken still can't help himself

By Robert Philpot, May 16, 2014

He just can't help it, can he? You would have thought that Ken Livingstone would have learned by now that, when it comes to all matters Jewish, he should keep his views firmly to himself. No one wants to hear them.

But there he was again last week opining on the community's supposed voting habits.

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Ken Livingstone - he just can't help himself

By Robert Philpot, May 16, 2014

He just can’t help it, can he? You would have thought that Ken Livingstone would have learned by now that, when it comes to all matters Jewish, he should keep his views firmly to himself. No one wants to hear them.

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It's Ken again: Livingstone says 'richer' Jews vote Tory

By Marcus Dysch, May 7, 2014

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has repeated his claim that Jewish voters support the Conservative Party because they are wealthier than in the past.

On BBC’s Newsnight programme on Monday Mr Livingstone said Jews were now “richer” than 50 years ago and had shifted from backing Labour.

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Boris Johnson promises 'good deal for London' after defeating Ken Livingstone

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2012

A bitterly fought election campaign ended on Friday evening with Boris Johnson named the next mayor of London.

The Conservative incumbent defeated Ken Livingstone by a narrow margin of 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent.

He pledged to fight for a “good deal for Londoners,” and thanked voters for giving him “a new chance and a new mandate to take us forward”.

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Boris and Ken: Like old drunks at a wedding

By Martin Bright, May 3, 2012

The London mayoral election has been the opposite of edifying. The grown-ups have been behaving like drunken relatives at a wedding reception.

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Ken defends record against 'tissue of lies'

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2012

Ken Livingstone has said the capital's Jewish community "should be celebrated" and promised to work to defend Jewish rights if elected as London's Mayor next week.

Addressing a London Jewish Forum lunch in Hampstead on Tuesday, Mr Livingstone took issue with his critics.

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