Podium reporter Stuart Appleby interviews Labour’s London 2012 mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone. To listen to the full audio version of this interview, please click below.
Ken Livingstone is Labour’s London 2012 mayoral candidate.
He was elected London’s first Mayor in 2000 and held this position until May 2008. Livingstone is now running to become Mayor of the capital for a second time.
Whilst out campaigning in Walthamstow, the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Livingstone spoke exclusively to Podium about young people getting involved in the 2012 Games, the opportunity to regenerate areas of the city of London through the Games and his advice for people in education who are looking to move into full-time work and pursue their career interests.
“London 2012 is a lifetime opportunity,” said Livingstone, who played a key role in helping to bring the Olympic and Paralympics Games to London in 2005. Having visited Waltham Forest College earlier in the day to hold a question and answer session with students, he went onto add: “We have worked very closely with the five Olympic Boroughs and the London Development Agency (LDA) to make sure that local colleges were providing the building courses so local people could get the jobs.”