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RED KEN DENIES INDEPENDENT STANCE

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Labour left-winger Ken Livingstone MP has dismissed claims in a new biography that he will stand as an Independent ...
Labour left-winger Ken Livingstone MP has dismissed claims in a new biography that he will stand as an Independent if the party refuses to back him as a candidate for London's mayor.

The former Greater London Council leader said: 'I've got another 20 years in the Labour Party unless I get pushed under a bus.'

Guardian education editor John Carvel's new book Turn Again Livingstone says the Brent East MP has already made the 'psychological leap' towards standing as an Independent.

At a press conference at Westminster's Red Lion pub to launch the book, Mr Livingstone rejected the assertion.

But he warned that if he was not selected to stand for Labour, Conservative millionaire author Lord Archer was likely to win the May 2000 election.
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