The familiar faces of political renewal at City Hall

Abstract : On September 24th, 2010 Ken Livingstone was chosen as the Labour Party's candidate to attempt to become the new mayor of London in 2012. His first words emphasized the fact that unlike the mayoral election in 2000 when he asked Londoners to choose between an Old Labour and New Labour vision of the capital city, this time round, getting rid of the conservative mayor, Boris Johnson, would be an important step in rejecting the cuts that David Cameron and George Osborne are inflicting on the public services. The aim of this contribution is to examine the way in which Ken Livingstone became mayor of London and how he intends to challenge Boris Johnson in order to conquer City Hall once again in 2012.
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Timothy Whitton. The familiar faces of political renewal at City Hall. Observatoire de la société britannique, La Garde : UFR Lettres et sciences humaines, Université du Sud Toulon Var, 2012, La nouvelle donne politique en Grande-Bretagne (2010-2012), pp.97-113. ⟨10.4000/osb.1317⟩. ⟨hal-01923780⟩

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