Oona King announces her bid to be London mayor in 2012

Former Labour MP Oona King has announced she will run for mayor of London in 2012. The former Bethnal Green and Bow MP will challenge former mayor Ken Livingstone, who will run again, to be named the Labour mayoral candidate. The bid marks her return to politics after she lost her seat in Parliament to …

Oona King is only the second black woman to be elected as Member of (British) Parliament

Oona King was born in Sheffield, England to a Jewish mother and African American father, Preston King. In 1997 she went on to become the 2nd black woman in Britain voted to Parliament. Last year Oona King became the head of diversity at Britain’s television Channel 4. In 2007 she wrote The Oona King Diaries: …