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Ken Livingstone

Former transformative London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, uses his political leadership experience to help others.  He is in much demand to speak to organisations in a variety of sectors.

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International keynote speaker, Ken Livingstone, was born in Lambeth in 1945 and educated at Tulse Hill Comprehensive School. After working as a technician at the Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute in London, he entered Phillipa Fawcett Teacher Training College.


He has been a Labour councillor in Lambeth and in Camden. He became a Labour member of the Greater London Council in 1973 and became its leader in 1981, a position he held until March 1986 when Margaret Thatcher abolished the GLC, ending an era in London government. The GLC’s campaign against abolition was one of the most popular political campaigns in London’s history. London-wide government was only restored in 2000.

From 1987 to June 2001, Ken was the Labour Member of Parliament for Brent East.

Ken was the elected Mayor of London in 2000, the first person to hold this office and served for eight years. During his tenure he helped London win the right to host the Olympic Games.  He introduced the congestion charge and oversaw a transformation of the city’s ageing transport infrastructure. He also introduced policies for dealing with climate change.  Following the successful Olympic bid he led the regeneration of the entire East London area. Ken also initiated improvements in energy savings and recycling and enacted environmental and civil rights policies.


Ken is now available for corporate speaking engagements.  Key presentation themes include the future of cities, London as a global city, transport and infrastructure and urban regeneration.  He is an entertaining and engaging speaker who can relate his experiences in office to the audience with humour and intelligence.

To book Ken or other business speakers for your event, please get in touch with the Right Address.

“He was a pleasure throughout the evening” Zurich Insurance

Ken Livingstone delivered a very articulate, informative and amusing speech that fitted perfectly with our overall message” IMServ

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