Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has spoken of the breadth of political support for the Progressive London movement he set up last year.
Speaking ahead of the first Progressive London conference on 24th January, Mr Livingstone said he was “amazed at the sheer breadth of opinion Progressive London has been able to bring together to discuss the key problems facing London and Londoners.”
“”Obviously, there will be diverse views on different issues. That is to be welcomed. But the aim is, through open discussion over more than 20 sessions, to hammer out some of the areas where the progressive majority in London can unite to support social justice, promote progressive policies and win elections.”
Speakers at the event include Harriet Harman, Tessa Jowell and David Lammy from the government; Susan Kramer and Mike Tuffrey from the Liberal Democrats; Labour MPs Jon Cruddas, Jeremy Corbyn, Dawn Butler and Karen Buck; Jenny Jones, Darren Johnson and Jean Lambert from the Greens; George Galloway from Respect as well as leading academics like Eric Hobsbawm and Doreen Massey and representatives of London’s diverse communities.
Saturday 24th January, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1. Tickets £10 waged; £6 unwaged; £20 per person for organizations. Register online at www.progressivelondon.org.uk