Ken Livingstone Visits Southall
and gets backing from Virendra Sharma as Labour's Mayoral Candidate
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone visited Southall last week as part of his bid to become Mayor once more.
The elections are in 2012 and Mr Livingstone is hoping to secure Labour's nomination to become candidate and oust Boris Johnson. He served as London Mayor from 2000 - 2008.
Mr Livingstone met local Labour MP Virendra Sharma at the Miri Piri Sikh Gurdwara and spoke of his close association with Southall and the need to protect frontline public services.
He said: "The visit went extremely well. It was a delight to see so many people and I felt that there was a lot of support there.
"I think that during this economic downturn, developing economies like India could recover quicker than America or Europe.
"This puts Southall in a unique position as it has such strong links to these developing economies."
Mr Sharma said:"I was delighted to welcome Ken Livingstone to Southall and publicly give him my backing to be Labour’s Mayoral candidate in 2012.
"He has the experience and commitment to provide London and the Labour party in the capital with the leadership it needs to challenge the coalition government and protect frontline public services.”
June 16, 2010