50% of Londoners back Sadiq Khan for Mayor - The Standard podcast

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (Yui Mok/PA) (PA Wire)

With just six months to go before Londoners vote for the city’s new mayor, things are looking bright for the incumbent Sadiq Khan.

An exclusive YouGov poll for Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute suggests Sadiq Khan is on course for a comfortable victory at the May 2024 election, leading his Tory rival Susan Hall by 50% to 25%.

The academics said the findings on the voting intentions of adults in London suggests the current mayor is on course for a “comfortable victory”.

That’s despite recent frustrations among some Londoners over the extension of ULEZ, and poll data showing a net approval rating of -16% for Mr Khan.

If he were to secure another victory it would be a historic win; making Sadiq the first Mayor to secure three consecutive terms.

So, what has gone in his favour ahead of this poll? And what could go wrong for Sadiq in the next six months?

Recorded at our office in Westminster, Political Editor Nicholas Cecil tells The Standard Podcast how significant the 50% backing is with six months to go, and discusses Mr Khan’s chances of securing a third time as the capital’s Mayor.

In this episode:

  • Is Sadiq riding the wave of Labour’s popularity?

  • Why Susan Hall’s ULEZ campaign might not help her in the long run

  • What could go wrong for Mr Khan in the next six months?

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* YouGov interviewed 1,066 adults online in London between October 12 and 17. Data are weighted.

To read Nicholas Cecil's article and more on the YouGov poll, click here.

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