Oona King, Ken Livingstone and Harriet Harman
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Ken Livingstone wins Labour mayoral election nomination

Ken Livingstone has defeated former MP Oona King to win Labour's nomination for the 2012 London mayoral election.

Mr Livingstone, who served two terms as London mayor between 2000 and 2008, polled 68.8% of the total votes.

He will take on Conservative incumbent Boris Johnson. Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has said he hopes to win his party's nomination.

Mr Livingstone said if he was elected he would "protect the fare payer".

  • 24 Sep 2010
  • From the section UK