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Progressive London conference:

Ken Livingstone today announced the establishment of a new coalition, Progressive London, to promote progressive policies in the city.

Progressive London will hold a conference on 24 January next year addressing the key issues to keep London at the cutting edge of the world today, including the international financial crisis, culture and art and community relations. Speakers representing all strands of London life including from the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, trade union leaders, intellectuals such as Eric Hobsbawm, artists, cultural practitioners, community activists and city government experts.

Speakers at the 24 January Progressive London conference at the Trades Union Congress include Jon Cruddas MP; Bonnie Greer; John Harris; Dawn Butler MP; Green Assembly members Jenny Jones AM and Darren Johnson AM; Labour Leader on the Assembly Len Duvall AM; Leader of the London Assembly Liberal Democrats Mike Tuffrey AM; Karen Buck MP; former Deputy Mayor of London Nicky Gavron AM; Professor Eric Hobsbawm; Professor Doreen Massey; Kate Hudson, Chair of CND; Claude Moraes MEP; Neal Lawson of Compass; trade unionists including Steve Hart of Unite, Regional Secretary of UNISON Linda Perks, and the General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union Billy Hayes. Speakers Martin Hoscik (editor of the MayorWatch website), Adam Bienkov of the ToryTroll blog, and Tom Barry from will discuss the role of the new media in scrutinising London government.

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