Ken Livingstone

Livingstone offers former Labour rival Oona King a job

By Jennifer Lipman, April 26, 2012

Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has offered his former party rival a job if he is elected.

Mr Livingstone announced today that he would make Oona King his Young People's Champion if he was victorious at next week's vote.

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Labour Jews still critical but endorse Ken Livingstone with a week to go

By Marcus Dysch, April 26, 2012

A group of prominent Jewish Labour supporters who expressed their concerns about Ken Livingstone have now endorsed his candidacy for London Mayor.

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Galloway: I'm openly campaigning for Ken Livingstone

By Jennifer Lipman, April 20, 2012

An MP who was expelled from the Labour Party has offered his support to Ken Livingstone's mayoral campaign.

The pro-Palestinian activist George Galloway, who was elected last month as MP for Bradford West, told the House magazine that he supported the Labour candidate to run London.

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Lord Sugar: Nobody should vote for Ken Livingstone as mayor

By Jennifer Lipman, April 19, 2012

A high-profile Labour peer has publicly stated that voters should not back Ken Livingstone to be mayor of London.

Lord Sugar, the Apprentice boss and millionaire entrepreneur, wrote on Twitter: "I don't care if Ed Miliband is backing Livingstone.

"I seriously suggest NO ONE votes for Livingstone in the Mayoral elections."

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Boris Johnson: Ken voters need their heads examined

By Jennifer Lipman, April 17, 2012

Boris Johnson on his opposition at a London Jewish Forum breakfast event

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Why we should all be more like sorry Ken

By Gerald Jacobs, April 11, 2012

One of the most salutary effects of ageing is the realisation that the advancing years do not necessarily bring wisdom or emotional maturity. When something goes wrong, you still look for somebody else to blame. If you break a vase, you curse whoever left it in your way, and any motoring mishap is inevitably the other driver's fault.

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Paddick condemns Labour over Livingstone

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2012

Brian Paddick, the Liberal Democrats' London mayoral election candidate, said this week that his Labour opponent had used "dog- whistle tactics to play divide and rule" and declared: "Labour should be ashamed to have him as a candidate".

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Mayoral candidates offered Manifesto for Jewish London

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2012

The London Jewish Forum has listed its priorities with a month to go before residents vote on the capital's next mayor.

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Please, let's move on from the 'Ken and the Jews' dramas

March 29, 2012

The last week saw my relationship with the Jewish community in the headlines. I agree with those, including in my own party, who want to break out of the "drama" of "Ken and the Jewish community" - it's time to move on from that, onto something less headline-grabbing but more dynamic.

I understand the dismay caused when these kinds of controversies hit the headlines.

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How Ken went from total denial to unheard-of regret

By Martin Bright, March 29, 2012

It was all supposed to be so convivial. On March 1 a peacemaking dinner was convened at the London Jewish Cultural Centre to bring Ken Livingstone together with concerned Labour supporters within the Jewish community.

At the former mayor's side was Simon Fletcher, Mr Livingstone's longstanding lieutenant, known to have been concerned at the deterioration of relations with London's Jews.

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