Livingstone, Ken Robert
1945 - Ken Robert Livingstone, born in London on the 17th of June. He is an English politician who became Mayor of London.
1971 - Elected a member of Lambeth Council.
1973 - 1986 - Member of the Greater London Council (GLC).
1973 - He worked as a laboratory technician before training as a teacher.
1974 - 1986 - He was also a member of the regional executive of the Greater London Labour Party.
1978 - 1982 - Member of Camden.
1981 - He was elected leader of the GLC and fought a long battle to prevent its abolition by Magaret Thatcher.
1987 - 1989 - He was a member of its national executive committee.
1987 - Following the GLC's demise, he became Labour MP for Brent East.
2000 - He was an unsuccessful Labour candidate for the newly established position of Mayor of London, but nonetheless stood as an independent and was elected.
2004 - He was subsequently expelled from the Labour Party for five years, but readmitted in January.
- He was re-elected as Mayor of London.
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