Ken Livingstone (1945-), Politician; Mayor of London
Kenneth Robert ('Ken') Livingstone
Sitter in 5 portraits
Labour politician; joined the Labour Party in 1969 and served as a local councillor form 1971. Member of the Greater London Council (from 1973) and as the controversial 'Red Ken' its Leader from 1981 until its abolition in 1986. From 1987 to June 2001 he served as Labour Member of Parliament for Brent East. He was elected Mayor of London on 4 May 2000 and for a second term on 10 June 2004. He saw the London Olympics project's potential for the regeneration of east London and offered the British Olympic Association essential and unequivocal support in their bid campaign.
by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 25 January 2010