London mayoral elections

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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Sadiq Khan: I'll be best London mayor

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2015

Labour's candidate for next year's Mayor of London election has pledged to work with the capital's Jewish community.

Sadiq Khan said he wanted to repair relations with London Jews after he was selected last Friday.

He will fight to succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson after beating closest rival Tessa Jowell.

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Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for London mayor

By Marcus Dysch, September 11, 2015

Sadiq Khan has won the race to be Labour’s candidate in next year’s London mayor election.

He will fight to succeed current Conservative mayor Boris Johnson after beating closest rival Tessa Jowell.

The former Communities Minister, who has supported Jeremy Corbyn in the party’s leadership contest, said he was “humbled” to
have been selected.

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She's a woman of 'inner steel' but insists: I still miss my Jewish mother

By Robert Philpot, December 18, 2014

For Seb Coe, her partner in bringing the Olympics to London, Tessa Jowell was "Mary Poppins in stilettos".

The former Labour cabinet minister agrees that, beneath her soft exterior, there lies a more steely core.

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London needs a mayor to govern for all

December 17, 2014

London is a dynamic, vibrant, successful, open, tolerant and exciting world city – a city I love and one I’m proud to have always called home. But it is a city facing great challenges: a housing crisis, rising living costs, rampant inequality, and a decline in community spirt.

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Labour's Douglas Alexander attacks Ken Livingstone over 'rich Jews' comments

By Marcus Dysch, September 28, 2012

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary has attacked former London Mayor Ken Livingstone over his comments about Jewish voters.

Douglas Alexander said Mr Livingstone was “wrong” to suggest that “wealthy Jews” would not vote for him in the capital's mayoral election earlier this year.

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Oh, those loony Jewish lobby fantasies

By David Aaronovitch, May 17, 2012

Somehow I missed it. Three days after 9/11, the former Private Eye editor, Richard Ingram, wrote in the Observer condemning coverage for missing what he considered to be a crucial point.

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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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Galloway's Respect ousts Labour leader in Bradford

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2012

The Respect Party has unseated the Labour leader of Bradford City Council just weeks after George Galloway became Respect MP for Bradford West.

Labour is expected to make gains of some 700 seats across the country following the country’s local elections on Thursday, although counts are ongoing.

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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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