Jonathan Jones

The race for London Mayor gets tighter

The race for London Mayor gets tighter
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It looks as though the London Mayoral election isn’t the foregone conclusion some thought it was. A new YouGov poll for the Evening Standard has the gap between Boris and Ken down to just two points — well within the margin of error. That contrasts with the eight-point lead that Boris had opened up last month:

One interesting finding is that, despite all the controversy over his tax affairs, Labour supporters are not turning their backs on Ken. In fact, they seem to be rallying around him. Of those Labour general election voters who express a preference between Ken and Boris, Ken now has the support of 89 per cent. That’s still less than the loyalty Boris enjoys from Tory voters — he gets 97 per cent of them — but it’s an improvement on last month’s 84 per cent.