Ken Livingstone wins Labour nomination for London mayor

Ken Livingstone has beaten his rival Oona King to win the Labour nomination for London Mayor.

Ken Livingstone has beaten his rival Oona King to win the Labour nomination for London Mayor.

Former Brent East MP and Cricklewood resident, Mr Livingstone polled 68.8 per cent of the vote.

He previously served two terms as Mayor of London from 2000 until 2008.

He has vowed to campaign against the Government’s proposed housing benefit cap and to keep public transport fares low, in his mayoral bid.

The nomination means that London will see a rematch of the 2008 election when Boris Johnson toppled Mr Livingstone.