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MAYOR URGES LABOUR TO CONSOLIDATE VOTE

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Ken Livingstone has urged the Labour Party to let him run as their candidate in the next London mayoral elections, ...
Ken Livingstone has urged the Labour Party to let him run as their candidate in the next London mayoral elections, or hand victory to the Conservatives.

His argument is that running a Labour candidate against himself as an independent would split the Labour vote and forfeit victory to the Tories.

In a letter to London Labour MPs, Mr Livingstone warns a Tory mayor will give the Conservatives a boost in the next general election.

'It is vital the Labour vote is united in the coming elections for the London mayor and assembly,' he wrote.

Labour's National Executive Committee said Mr Livingstone has until 23 July to reapply for party membership.
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