Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 15:23 GMT
Livingstone on London Mayor shortlist
Britain's governing Labour Party has shortlisted a controversial left-wing member of parliament, Ken Livingstone, as a potential candidate for the new post of Mayor of London.
The decision follows an increasingly acrimonious dispute over whether he should be chosen - with the prime minister, Tony Blair, today warning the party not to accept him.
Mr Livingstone who says he's given new undertakings to Labour now faces a fight for the Labour nomination against two other candidates the former health secretary Frank Dobson and his fellow MP, Glenda Jackson.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service