Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
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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.