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Ken Livingstone (1945-), Politician; Mayor of London

Kenneth Robert ('Ken') Livingstone

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Livingstone became the first elected Mayor of London in 2000, serving for two terms and was instrumental in London's appointment as host city of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also initiated an extensive upgrade of London's public transport system, and was praised for his response to terrorist attacks in the city in 2005. Formerly a lab technician, Livingstone joined the Labour Party in 1969, serving as a local councillor from 1971. Between 1981 and 1986 he led the Greater London Council and was a staunch opponent of the Conservative Government, being dubbed 'Red Ken' by the press. As a Labour MP, Livingstone represented Brent East from 1987 until 2001.

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P1716

Anthony Winterbottom; Ken Livingstone

by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 25 January 2010
NPG P1716

6983

Ken Livingstone

by Andrew Tift
acrylic on canvas, 2014
On display in Room 36 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6983

x23471

Ken Livingstone

by Michael Birt
bromide print in window mount, 29 October 1982
NPG x23471

x27440

Ken Livingstone

by Stephen Hyde
bromide print, 10 July 1984
NPG x27440

x125288

Ken Livingstone

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, 13 December 2001
NPG x125288

x125418

Ken Livingstone; Bob Kiley

by Tom Miller
C-type colour print, 13 December 2001
NPG x125418

D43015

Ken Livingstone

by Andrew Tift
pen and ink, 6 January 2013
NPG D43015

D43016

Ken Livingstone

by Andrew Tift
pen and ink, 2013
NPG D43016

D43017

Ken Livingstone

by Andrew Tift
pen and ink, 2013
NPG D43017