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Thursday, November 18, 1999 Published at 15:23 GMT


World: Europe

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.

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