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Ken Livingstone

ken Livingstone, Mayor of London (2000-2008), visits De Montfort University to give a free lecture as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series 2010.

Ken Livingstone began his political career serving on Lambeth and Camden Councils before becoming leader of the GLC in 1981 until Margaret Thatcher abolished it in 1986. He then served as Labour MP for Brent East from 1987 to 2001.

Ken was elected Mayor of London in May 2000 and was re-elected for a second term in June 2004. With strong ideas about how the capital should be run, Ken has never been afraid of controversy. He had the courage and vision to introduce the congestion charge and a transformation of the city’s aging transport infrastructure to free up London’s traffic. He also successfully restored beat police and bus services. He took the decision to bid for the Olympics and was the driving force behind the capital’s successful 2012 bid, his leadership vision was for strong and diverse growth for London and successes in which all Londoners could share.

With the government he led the preparations to deal with the terrorist attack on London in 2005. Fundamental improvements in environmental management are also central to Ken’s vision, and in 2007 he produced a climate change action plan which showed how London could reduce its carbon emissions by 60% in 20 years and by 80 to 90% by 2050.


Mr Ken Livingstone | talks


Date and Time:

15 September 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



De Montfort University
Hugh Aston Building
The Gateway
0116 257 7452

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Places must be booked in advance as there are limited spaces. To book a place, or for more information email Daniel Jones on djones@dmu.ac.uk or telephone 0116 257 7452.

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