From the East London Advertiser, by Ted Jeory.
LEADING Left wing politicians are staging a peace rally in the East End at the weekend in the final days before Thursday’s London Mayor and London Assembly elections.
Labour’s Ken Livingstone, standing for a third term as Mayor, is joining radical firebrand MP George Galloway, who is topping his Respect Party List for the Assembly.
They are joined by veteran Labour politician and former Government minister Tony Benn, among others including CND founder Bruce Kent and designer Vivienne Westwood, for the rally at Altab Ali Park in Whitechapel on Sunday (April 27) at 4pm.
The speakers are leading opponents of the war in Iraq. Organizers claim nearly three-quarters of Londoners opposed the invasion in a poll taken in 2003.