Ken Livingstone

Jews won't vote for me because they are rich, Ken Livingstone tells Labour activists

By Martin Bright, March 22, 2012

Prominent Labour-supporting Jewish Londoners have written a devastating letter to Ed Miliband expressing their profound concerns about mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone.

The letter, a copy of which has been seen by the JC, was written in response to a meeting held on March 1 at which Mr Livingstone stood by his decision to embrace radical Islamic cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi and take money from the


Mayoral candidates grilled by Jewish Forum

By Martin Bright, March 22, 2012

The London mayoral candidates have been invited to a series of breakfast meetings with representatives of the Jewish community to be hosted by the London Jewish Forum. The first to accept is Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick who will make his case on April 4 at an as yet undisclosed location in north west London.


Labour candidate: Ken Livingstone's rich Jews claim 'offensive and wrong'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

Ken Livingstone's "erroneous, wrong and offensive" claim that Jews won't vote Labour because they are rich has been condemned by a Labour Party candidate for the Greater London Assembly.


The letter to Ed Miliband from Jewish Labour supporters

March 21, 2012

Dear Ed,

RE: Meeting between Ken Livingstone and Labour supporting Jewish Londoners


Ken Livingstone: I am right - you are all wrong

By Martin Bright, March 15, 2012

Ken Livingstone, Labour's candidate for Mayor of London, held a secret meeting earlier this month with Jewish Labour supporters, the JC can reveal.


Ken is only ever on his own side

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 1, 2012

I've spent a lifetime studying politicians. I remain fascinated by the way in which those who practise the political arts are able to justify the unjustifiable, and in so doing can appear to turn hypocrisy into a virtue. The deeds and misdeeds of the political classes long ago ceased to shock me.


Going Side by Side with school

February 16, 2012

Ken Livingstone was among the speakers at what is thought to be the largest fundraising event staged by the Stamford Hill community.

Seven-hundred guests at a central London dinner raised £500,000-plus for the Side by Side integrated nursery and special needs school.


No ears for Mr Livingstone

By Simon Rocker, February 9, 2012

Rabbi Alan Plancey, emeritus United Synagogue minister and a Conservative councillor, experienced chilly feet this week, not because of the snow but the idea of going to a charity dinner for Orthodox school Side by Side, whose guest is Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone.


London mayoral race kicks off at Limmud

By Simon Rocker, January 5, 2012

Ken Livingstone's running mate in this year's London elections has tried to reassure Jewish voters over the prospect of him becoming mayor again.

Mindful of his run-ins with the Jewish community last time, Labour London Assembly member Valerie Shawcross - who would become his deputy mayor - promised that the next administration would be "different".

Mr Livingstone caused widespread outrage o