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Livingstone launches cross-party London alliance

PUBLISHED: 20:25 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:56 05 October 2010

FORMER London Mayor Ken Livingstone is launching a new cross-party London alliance. The new Progressive London organisation aims to bring together MPs, City Hall Assembly members, local councillors, community representatives and trade unionists from across the political spectrum

FORMER London Mayor Ken Livingstone is launching a new cross-party London alliance.

The fledgling Progressive London’ organisation aims to bring together MPs, City Hall Assembly members, local councillors, community representatives and trade unionists.

It holds its inaugural conference at the TUC’s Congress House headquarters on January 24 with some 20 sessions covering the economic crisis, transport, environment, community relations, social justice, the US Presidential election of Barack Obama and the implications of the Middle East crisis for London.

Speakers include Government ministers Harriet Harman, Tessa Jowell and David Lammy, as well as East London’s George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green & Bow, Lib Dem MPs Susan Kramer and Lembit Opik, Green Party London Assembly members Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson, Lib Dem Assembly leader Mike Tuffrey and Labour Group leader Len Duvall.


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