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Friday, 5 May, 2000, 18:49 GMT 19:49 UK
Debate: What to do about Ken?

A Labour MP, a peer and a member of the party's National Executive Committee giver BBC News Online their views on what should happen now that Ken Livingstone is London mayor.

Click on the links below to read their views.

Mark Seddon: Labour must welcome Ken back
Mark Seddon, editor of the Labour left paper Tribune, is a member of the party's ruling National Executive Committee. He calls for Mayor Ken Livingstone, expelled from Labour for standing against its official candidate, to be re-admitted into the party without delay.

Lord McIntosh: Don't expect coherent policy
Labour peer Andrew McIntosh, the man Ken Livingstone replaced as GLC leader in 1981, says there is little chance of the Greater London Assembly pursuing a coherent policy under its new mayor. He also says it is time for some humility from Labour, which must reconsider its attitude to devolution.

Austin Mitchell: No time to sulk
Labour MP Austin Mitchell says the government must work with, help and support Mayor Livingstone - and must quickly find a way of bringing this man who has given good service to Labour back into the party fold.

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