Confidence high in Sadiq Khan’s Mayor of London chances

27th December, 2015 11:52 am

Sadiq Khan for London

LabourList readers are confident that Labour can win the Mayor of London election for the first time in 12 years this May.

Three out of four readers (73%) who took part in our end of year survey said they were confident about Sadiq Khan’s chances of beating Zac Goldsmith to become London Mayor, with 20% saying they are “very positive” about the campaign, and 53% saying they are “quite positive”.

Just 18% said they felt negatively about Khan’s prospects, including only 4% who said they felt very negatively about the election. (Click to enlarge)


Khan was selected as Labour’s candidate in September with 59% of the vote in a fifth round victory over Tessa Jowell. Early polls have shown him edging ahead of Tory Goldsmith a head-to-head battle.

However, he could face a tough battle: Labour have not won the Mayor of London election since 2004.

2,822 people voted in our survey. Thank you to everyone who took part.

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