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Boris Johnson wins in London

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson won a second term Friday as mayor of London, defeating former Mayor Ken Livingstone by 3 percentage points.

Poll shows Tories, Lib Dems down, UKip up

LONDON, April 18 (UPI) -- A poll this week showed British voters are disenchanted with the Conservatives and downright hostile to their coalition partners, the Liberal Democrats.

Poll: London Mayor Boris Johnson slipping

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A poll gives former London Mayor Ken Livingstone a lead over the man who ousted him in 2008, Conservative Boris Johnson.

Ex-mayor to tie knot in London zoo

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London, plans to marry his longtime partner at the zoo in a pavilion next to the reptile house.

Thousands in London protest over Gaza

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of people joined a protest Saturday in London against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

Bloomberg, Johnson to talk mayor-to-mayor

LONDON, May 9 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, the newly elected Conservative mayor of London, plans to pick New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's brain during a meeting Friday.

New London mayor warns top cop on crime

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, newly sworn in Sunday as mayor of London, warned the head of the Metropolitan Police that his days are numbered if crime remains high.

Straw: Labor can overcome local defeats

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- British Justice Secretary Jack Straw said Saturday Labor could still win a fourth parliamentary race despite its disastrous showing in local elections.

Conservatives oust 'Red Ken' in London

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Boris Johnson, the Conservatives' fourth-choice candidate to run for mayor of London, has been elected to run the British capital.
Brown's Labor Party routed in British vote

Brown's Labor Party routed in British vote

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- In his first proper electoral test as prime minister, Gordon Brown's Labor Party was routed in British local elections Friday.

Britain bans controversial Muslim cleric

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Muslim groups have criticized the British government for banning a controversial Muslim cleric from entering the country, a published report said.

Call for ban on gas guzzlers in Europe

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The former head of a major oil company says the European Union should ban the sale of new cars that get less than 35 miles to the gallon.

Report: London is global capital

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- London, flush with economic and cultural successes, has outperformed its global rivals and can be deemed the world's capital city, a report maintains.

Scotland Yard chief under political fire

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Political pressure mounted in London on Scotland Yard and its chief, Ian Blair, amid internal inquiries and alleged abuse of expenses.

Mandela statue unveiled in London

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A 9-foot-tall bronze statue of South African anti-apartheid leader and former president, Nelson Mandela was unveiled in London on Wednesday.
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Ken Livingstone
The mayor of London Ken Livingstone attends the British premiere of "Match Point" at Curzon,Mayfair in London on December 18, 2005.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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At the World Economic Forum, 26 January 2008

Kenneth Robert Livingstone, (born 17 June 1945) is a British politician. He has twice held the leading political role in London local government: firstly as leader of the Greater London Council from 1981 until the council was abolished in 1986 by the government of Margaret Thatcher, and secondly as the first Mayor of London, a post he held from its creation in 2000 until 2008. He also served as Member of Parliament for Brent East between 1987 and 2000 as a Labour Party member, he was expelled from the party in 2000 and stood down to concentrate on his mayoral obligations in 2001.

He was initially elected as Mayor of London as an Independent candidate after the Labour Party chose not to nominate him as their candidate in the first mayoral election. In January 2004, he was re-admitted to the Labour Party. He stood as the official Labour Party candidate for Mayor in the June 2004 election, which he won with a total of 828,380 first- and second-preference votes. On 1 May 2008, Livingstone was defeated in his third election bid by Conservative candidate Boris Johnson and his term as Mayor of London ended on 4 May 2008.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ken Livingstone."
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