Mayor of London

2016 Election
Result

TBC

Candidates
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ZAC GOLDSMITH (Conservative) Born 1975, Westminster, son of Sir Jimmy Goldsmith, the founder of the Referendum party. Educated at Eton, where he was expelled for posession of cannabis. Former Environmental activist and editor of The Ecologist. MP for Richmond Park since 2010.
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SADIQ KHAN (Labour) Born 1970, London. Educated at Ernest Bevin School. Former Solicitor specialising in Human Rights and former Chair of Liberty. Wandsworth councillor 1994-2006. MP for Tooting since 2005. PPS to Jack Straw 2007, government whip 2007-08, Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 2008-09, Minister of State for Transport 2009-10, Shadow Justice Secretary 2010-2015. Managed Ed Miliband`s successful leadership campaign in 2010.
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SIAN BERRY (Green) born 1974, Cheltenham. Educated at Pate’s Grammar School and Trinity College, Oxford. Former medical copywriter, now a sustainable transport campaigner. Principle Speaker of the Green party 2006-2007. Camden councillor since 2014. Contested Hampstead and Highgate 2005. Green party mayoral candidate 2008
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CAROLINE PIDGEON (Liberal Democrat) Born 1972. Educated at Thornden Secondary and the University of Wales Aberystwyth. Deputy leader of Southwark council 2002-2004. GLA londonwide member since 2008. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2001, Vauxhall 2010. Awarded an MBE in 2013 for public and political service.
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PETER WHITTLE (UKIP) Born 1961, Peckham. Educated at University of Kent. Journalist and founder of New Culture Forum. Contested London region 2014 European election, Eltham 2015.
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DAVID FURNESS (BNP) Computer programmer. Contested Ealing North 2010, Feltham and Heston 2011 by-election, London 2014 European election
GEORGE GALLOWAY (Respect) Born 1954, Dundee. Educated at Harris Academy. MP for Glasgow Hillhead 1987-1997, MP for Glasgow Kelvin 1997-2005, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow 2005-2010, MP for Bradford West 2012-2015. A flamboyant left-winger, talented orator and outspoken critic of Tony Blair and George W Bush, long involved in Palestinian and Arab causes. He opposed the 1991 Gulf war and travelled to Iraq several times, meeting both Saddam Hussein and Tariq Aziz and in 1998 founded a charity to campaign against sanctions on Iraq. He opposed the Iraq War and in 2003 was expelled from the Labour party for making comments encouraging British troops to refuse to obey illegal orders, he subsequently helped found the Respect party. He was elected in Bethnal Green and Bow in 2005 on a pledge to serve only one term, in 2010 he contested the neighbouring seat but lost. He returned again in the 2012 Bradford West by-election, winning on a huge swing but losing the seat at he following election.
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PAUL GOLDING (Britain First) Sevenoaks councillor 2009-2011. Contested Sevenoaks 2010 for the BNP, Wales 2014 European elections for Britain First
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LEE HARRIS (CISTA) Born South Africa. Owner of a headshop.
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SOPHIE WALKER (Womens Equality) Born 1971, Scotland. Educated at City University. Journalist
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JOHN ZYLINKSKI (Independent) Born 1951, Lewisham. Property developer.
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ANKIT LOVE (One Love) Educated at Bishop Cotton School and American Community School, Cobham. Artist and filmmaker

2012 Election
Result
FIRST ROUND
Boris Johnson (Conservative) 971931 44.0% (+0.8%)
Ken Livingstone (Labour) 889918 40.3% (+3.3%)
Jenny Jones (Green) 98913 4.5% (+1.3%)
Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat) 91774 4.2% (-5.6%)
Siobhan Benita (Independent) 83914 3.8% (n/a)
Lawrence Webb (Fresh Choice for London) 43274 2.0% (+1.1%)
Carlos Cortiglia (BNP) 28751 1.3% (-1.6%)
MAJORITY 82013 3.7% (-1.5%)
Turnout 38.1% (-7.2%)
SECOND ROUND
Boris Johnson (Conservative) 1054811 51.5% (-1.7%)
Ken Livingstone (Labour) 992273 48.5% (+1.7%)
MAJORITY 62538 3.0% (-3.4%)
Candidates
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Boris Johnson (Conservative) born 1964, New York, USA. Son of Stanley Johnson, former MEP, and brother of Jo Johnson, MP for Orpington. Educated at Eton and Oxford, a contemporary of David Cameron. Author, television presenter and journalist. Worked as a columnist on the Daily Telegraph and as editor of The Spectator. Instantly recognisable by his dishevelled appearance, blond thatch of hair and bumbling public-schoolboy mannerisms, he has become a media celebrity through appearances on Have I Got News For You and tendency to make gaffes. As shadow minister for arts under Michael Howard he survived being made to publically apologise to Liverpool over an editoral in the Spectator that accused them of wallowing in victimhood, but not the revelation (that he had previously described as "an inverted pyramid of piffle") that he had been conducting an affair with Petronella Wyatt. MP for Henley 2001-2008. Shadow minister for higher education 2005-2007. Mayor of London since 2008.
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Ken Livingstone (Labour) born 1945, Lambeth. Educated at Tulse Hill Comprehensive and then trained as a teacher. Former Lambeth and Camden councillor. GLC member for Norwood from 1973-1977. GLC member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington 1977-1981. GLC member for Paddington 1981-1986. Contested Parliamentary seat in Hampstead 1979. Contested leadership of the Labour group on the GLC in 1980, losing to Andrew McIntosh. The day after Labour's victory in the GLC elections of 1981 he successfully challenged McIntosh to become the leader of the GLC. Livingstone led a left-wing populist regime in County Hall with a tendency toward symbolic acts of defiance towards the Conservative government it faced across the Thames. Livingstone's policy of subsidised public transport fares was struck down as unlawful, he declared London a nuclear free zone and extended an official invitation to Gerry Adams at a time when he was banned from the mainland. Livingstone resigned as leader and from the GLC in 1984 to fight a by-election on the issue of opposing the abolition of the GLC. Livingstone won the by-election, but the GLC was abolished at the end of 1986. Elected as MP for Brent East 1987. He served for two years on the Labour party NEC, but wa largely a marginal figure as an MP, appearing on TV game shows and writing newspaper columns. Following the establishment of an elected London mayor Livingstone was keen to run and sought the Labour nomination, but was opposed by Tony Blair and lost Labour's electoral college vote to the former cabinet minister Frank Dobson. Livingstone subsequently ran as an Independent candidate and was expelled from the Labour party. Following his election as an independent mayor he was re-admitted to the Labour party in 2004 and re-elected as mayor in 2004. As mayor Livingstone has twice been investigated by the Standards Board of England, the first over allegations of a fight at a party, the second after he compared a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard. Livingstone was cleared of the first accusation, the second resulted in a four week suspension from the office, which was later overturned by the the High Court.
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Jenny Jones (Green) Born 1949, Brighton. Educated at UCL. Former financial controller and archaeologist. Southwark councillor 2006-2010. Londonwide assembly member since 2000. Deputy mayor of London 2003-2004. Contested Dulwich and West Norwood 2005, Camberwell and Peckham 2010.
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Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat) born 1958, Balham. Educated at Bec Grammar School and Oxford University. A former police officer, he served as Police Commander for the borough of Lambeth from 2000-2002 and Deputy Assistant Commissioner from 2003-2007. During his time in charge of policing in Lambeth he pursued a softly-softly approach to drug use, not arresting or charging people for cannabis possession, and became known as one of the most senior openly gay police officers.
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Siobhan Benita (Independent) born 1971, Wimbledon. Educated at the Ursuline High School and Warwick University. Former civil servant.
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Lawrence Webb (UKIP) UKIP party organiser and former electrician. Contested Hornchurch 2005, London assembly list 2008, Hornchurch and Upminster 2010.
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Carlos Cortiglia (BNP) Born Uruguay. Press officer and radio producer.
Comments - 716 Responses on “Mayor of London”
  1. While she is highly unlikely to win , Suzzanne Evans is being put in the frame to be UKIP’s candidate for Mayor of London, while not nearly as exciting as the main race between Labour and the Tories , it will be interesting to see who the other parties pick in the end.

  2. I only have 2012 figures to hand, but the difference between the local government electorate and the parliamentary electorate in London was 534,900, or 9.2% of the local government electoral roll. It will be a little higher for 2016.

    The highest proportion of Europeans is unsurprisingly in central London:

    KC/Hammersmith 16.6%
    Westminster 15.7%

    It is over 10% in Camden/Brent, Southwark/Lambeth, Ealing, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Merton, Newham, Tower Hamlets & Wandsworth.

    The lowest figures are at the extremes:

    Havering/Barking 4.6%
    Sutton 4.7%
    Greenwich/Bexley 5.1%
    Bromley/Lewisham 5.4%
    Croydon 5.5%

    Hope this helps.

  3. Some polling has appeared in the Standard in the last week, purporting to be match-ups between Goldsmith & either Jowell or Khan. ls it real polling or is it voodoo?

  4. Evening Standard tonight claims ZG is now favorite at Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power.

    He has apparently already drafted in Lynton Crosby’s crew

  5. Thanks, John Chanin for those numbers… I wonder how many unregistered EU voters though are out there to be harvested for a party that can find them and get them signed up..

  6. Conservatives are being very complacent if they imagine that Goldsmith will be a shoo-in as London Mayor. They are forgetting the massive uphill demographic challenge any Tory faces in London. Even Boris only just scraped back in in 2012 against a hugely discredited Livingstone; London will have had 4 more years of negative demographic change from a Tory perspective by 2016.

    Another very important factor which hasn’t much been mentioned is how Boris has turned his back on the cab driver demographic which was absolutely essential to both of his victories – exemplified by his foul mouthed altercation with the black cabbie last week. Goldsmith will not easily be able to count on these kind of votes, both because of Boris turning his back on them, and his own radical Greenism.

    Much will depend on who Labour select – twas ever thus. Khan would be a weak candidate and far easier for Goldsmith to defeat. If Jowell gets the nomination I’d be inclined to make her favourite to be elected mayor.

  7. Goldsmith is indeed the favourite now. (Corals).
    ZG 7/4
    TJ 11/4
    SK 3/1

    Although, of course, he’s favourite only because we don’t know who’s the official Labour candidate.

    7/4 on ZG implies Labour have an approx 68% chance of being the winning party.

    HH – I would be interested to hear more about the ‘cab driver demographic’.

    What about what you said (on the ENFIELD S thread) – that Labour increasingly are losing BaME votes – directly to the Tories.

    The odds I would offer on winning party would be:

    LAB 6/4
    CON 6/4
    IND 18/1

  8. LAB 4/6
    CON 6/4
    IND 18/1

  9. Evening Standard tonight claims ZG is now favorite at Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power.

    He’s the 2/1 favourite at Ladbrokes

    ‘If Jowell gets the nomination I’d be inclined to make her favourite to be elected mayor.’

    Are you being serious? Jowell has none of the appeal or charisma of Goldsmith.

    She might be highly thought of within the Labour Party but I imagine most of the public remember her as a relatively incompetent minister who was embroliled in scandal during her time in office

    Whether that’s a fair assessment or not is open to debate, but Goldsmith is clearly a far more plausible mayor

  10. He’s also going to be representing the incumbent Government at a point where the honeymoon period will be over and we’ll be right in the middle of a bitter European argument. Additionally, even when Labour lost badly last month, they were still 9% ahead of the Tories in London.

  11. The Standard will ramp Goldsmith to the hilt, of course he has a chance but 68% chance of a Labour win sounds about right to me. I wouldn’t take anything the Standard have to say too seriously.

    I also personally think Goldsmith may be too posh for some swing voters; I agree he has a personality that insulates him on this to some extent but I don’t think he’s quite as Teflon when it comes to that background as Boris is.

  12. “Are you being serious? Jowell has none of the appeal or charisma of Goldsmith.”

    The problem for the Tories in London is that to win the mayoralty they need to win massively in the remaining right wing outer London boroughs yet also tap deep into the liberal professional vote in places like Hampstead. Boris’s electoral uniqueness is an ability to appeal to both groups. The only reason Boris squeaked a win in 2012 was that he achieved a North Korean vote share in Bromley, Bexley and Havering. No way would Goldsmith do so well in those boroughs, given his Green views.

  13. But Goldsmith ought to be able to tap into both groups too

    He might be a keen environmentalist (although some might question that given he supports one of the most unevironmentally-friendy governments ever) but on many issues he’s well to the Right of Borris, and ought to have far more appeal in places like Bexley and Bromley than Jowell ever would

    Even if that’s not the case, I’d argue he has far greater appeal than Borris in rich, trendy liberal places like Hampstead and for that matter Richmond Park, given he more than quadroupled his own majority a couple of months ago

    To me he does look like a shoe-in and I would have certainly put my money where my mouth if the odds on him being next London Mayor weren’t so (albeit totally understandably) mean

  14. “To me he does look like a shoe-in”

    That’s a foolhardy thing to say, a year ahead of time.

    1. London is a safely Labour city.

    2. 2016 will be a mid term election with Labour in opposition.

    3. London has increasingly few swing voters.

    4. The Tories are no closer to winning over the Islington chattering class vote than they were in 1997. As you never tire of telling us, the Tories are now the party of the self employed WWC, of whom there are almost none remaining in London.

    Even if Labour select a three legged donkey as their candidate, they are guaranteed 47-48% of the vote in a Londonwide election just by virtue of their ethnic minority an Guardianista core vote.

  15. ‘That’s a foolhardy thing to say, a year ahead of time.’

    Mayoral contests are more to do with personality than politics and Goldsmith comes across very well – far better than any of the other contenders regardless of their party affiliation

    If London were as staunchly Labour as you claim, Borris wouldn’t have won in 2008, and he certainly wouldn’t have got re-elected in 2012. His first term wasn’t exactly a unqualified success

    Whether it’s his green credentials, liberal looks or likeability, Goldsmith seems the sort of Tory that can appeal to both liberal trendy professionals and ethnic minority voters, two groups of which the Tories tend to struggle with nowadays and of which there are plenty in London

    Saying Goldsmith will be the next London mayor isn’t as half as foolhardy as what some people were telling us would happen in the 2015 general elections just days before the poll

  16. I think to make any predictions at this point in time is brave. A year is a long time in politics and much could change. Sure Labour do better in London than the rest of the South and Home Counties. Yes Boris was very popular despite a very unpopular Government. In the Assembly electionselections Labour did better than ever, but Boris was elected mayor. I don’t know what will happen. As we get closer to the day we’ll have a better idea. This election if anything, has taught us hiw unpredictable politics can be and never to make assumptionsassumptions, however, logical they may be.

  17. Conservatives have shortlisted four mayoral candidates:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-33664639

    “They are Richmond Park and North Kingston MP Zac Goldsmith, London Assembly Member Andrew Boff, MEP Syed Kamall and London’s deputy mayor for crime and policing Stephen Greenhalgh.

    Former England defender Sol Campbell has not been put forward by the party.”

    “Westminster City Council leader Philippa Roe and businessman Ivan Massow, who described himself as gay, ex-alcoholic and dyslexic, also failed to make the cut.”

  18. Anyone seen the article today discussing Labour’s electorate in choosing the next London Mayoral Candidate has doubled from 60,000 to 120,000 and what that might mean for the favourite Tessa Jowell

  19. I think Tessa has played her cards well by not intervening in the Labour leadership election and not portraying herself as Blairite/New Labour. As long as she doesn’t become a hate figure like Liz Kendall is to many of the new members, the combination of low turnout/low visibility should guarantee her victory.

  20. Also, the London Mayor is basically a powerless job in the grand scheme of things, so most members will just want a good media performer who seems nice and can win and Tessa fits that bill.

  21. If it interests anyone UKIP are selecting their candidate for mayor this weekend. Unlikely to win but could split a vote? I suspect Goldsmith will win this election in 2016 but it could be very close.

  22. The mayor of london has to have a personality. Tessa although pleasant and fairly heavyweight doesnt.

    Sadiq is neither pleasant nor a heavyweight, but he does have a personality, even if the main characteristic is being increfibly selfish.

  23. I’m curious where you get your view that Sadiq Khan is selfish?

  24. “I think Tessa has played her cards well by not intervening in the Labour leadership election and not portraying herself as Blairite/New Labour. As long as she doesn’t become a hate figure like Liz Kendall is to many of the new members, the combination of low turnout/low visibility should guarantee her victory.”

    Jowell is experienced enough to not fall into the same traps as Kendall IMO. She was regarded as a Blair ally, but aside from the scandal relating to her husband and Berlusconi, I think she’s unifying enough to win selection. Moreover she’s perhaps someone who could convey some New Labour values (without even mentioning Blair) in a way that doesn’t sound too forced. In her interviews so far she has sounded pretty left-ish on policy.

  25. I have recently posted on the Islington North website about Labour and Tory targets in London. It is interesting to note that whilst Labour would,, on current boundaries, have to achieve a very substantial swing to in many more London sests, the Conservatives have a substantial concentration of target seats in the capital.

    Given the Tories’s past record on targetting, it must be assumed that they will be making a considerable effort in London in 2020 as well as for the mayoral election in 2016. However, given the large number of houses and flats in London being bought up by foreigners, it may be feared that this will take the form of a Westminster Council style campaign to remove non-Conservative voters out of the capital, ratther than positive policies to gain voters.

    Given the pivotal nature of London seats for Tory fortunes in 2020, one wonders even more why Boris Johnson is standing down as London Myor. The position of London Mayor may not have great formal power, but nformally a Conservative Mayor is likely to have more power than many, and possibly most, Conservative ministers.

  26. MRNAMELESS Sadiq is a self-centred arrogant slimeball. Every question he’s asked he tries to shoehorn the fact his daddy was an “immigrant bus driver” into the answer, as if he wants a medal. He lost voters in a seat that should have been easy to defend given the size of tbe LibDem share in 2010 and has absolutely nothing to offer London other than class-war rhetoric. If it’s proof you seek, then listen to him at any hustings at all.

  27. “Sadiq is a self-centred arrogant slimeball.”

    Oh well then, that makes him quite unique amongst MPs doesn’t it?

    I’m no fan of Khan at all (see my earlier posts) but the place for posting that kind of partisan horseshit is Conservative Home or Labour List, not here.

    Incidentally I wonder where Barnaby has disappeared to.

  28. Given what might happen to Labour over the next five years, I would be very afraid for the future if I was on the progressive centre-left in the party who could only watch desperately from the sidelines as they are just made even more unelectable. The irony is though is that given I am a genuine leftwinger I should be overjoyed at the prospect of a Corbynite Labour Party, but at the same time from a psephological, nonpartisan standpoint I willingly accept the struggle they’re likely to have in 2020 just to stay close to the Tories nationally.

  29. Hemmelig, please do crawl back under your rock of you find my opinion unsavoury. At no point did I criticise a party. I described the character of the candidate, and listed his failures. If you find that partisan then perhaps political polling is the wrong hobby for you.

  30. I do miss Barnaby

  31. Labour selection result
    Labour Mayoral selection

    Round 1

    Abbott 16.8
    Jowell 29.7
    Khan 37.5
    Lammy 9.4
    Thomas 1.2
    Wolmer 5.4

    Final round

    Khan 58.9
    Jowell 41.1

  32. By-election in Tooting then.

  33. That’s a big win for Khan. Probably presages a comfortable win for Corbyn tomorrow.

  34. I really though Jowell had it in the bag.

    A boost for Khan, but I think it makes a Goldsmith victory more possible even if London’s demographics are moving Labour’s way. It’s been said on the news that he was backed by the unions. Ever since they backed Ed Miliband, the union’s preferred candidates don’t exactly reflect the wider public’s mood especially seeing as who they’re supporting for leader. Their views are so out of kilter with swathes of the non-unionised. They even made Miliband’s life difficult saying he wasn’t singing to their tune.

  35. “By-election in Tooting then”.

    Surely only if he wins. He’s only just odds on favourite at the moment.

  36. Labour are screwed! Khan won’t win in the suburbs – where London Mayoral elections are won or lost!

  37. Well, if you’re that sure, there’s good money to be made at the bookies. I understand that Khan is odds-on to be the next Mayor there, so you should be able to make a packet.

  38. Kieran – You are right of course. Boris didn’t step down until he had won.

  39. I would say Khan is the favourite, but Goldsmith’s chances are better against him than if he were facing Jowell.

    If Khan runs a good campaign but only narrowly wins narrowly due to an unpopular Corbyn Labour party and internal party rifts I wonder how a by-election in Tooting would shape up. Tooting is more Tory than the average London seat and if Labour are still doing badly in 2016 and the Tories still doing ok I wonder if they could take it. Being a by election the turnout would be down a fair way which would probably help the Tories if they are not nationally unpopular.

    Conversely if Goldsmith does win the mayoralty narrowly and the Tories are unpopular nationally (this would take a stellar campaign by Goldsmith and an absolute car crash of one by Khan) I wonder how close the Lib Dems could get in a by election in Richmond Park. I think the demographics have shifted too much for them to take it but it would be interesting to see how close they could get as it may tell us something how likely they are to get back the three South West London seats lost at the last election.

  40. Governments rarely win by-elections simply because the opposition are almost always much more motivated to vote. If Khan wins the mayoralty, Labour should have no difficulty in holding his seat.

  41. This works very much in Goldsmith’s favour. He has been shown trailing head to head against Jowell, but he beats Khan in some of the polls.

    30% of Londoners said they would be uncomfortable having the next mayor as a Muslim.

    Goldsmith will do well amongst LD transfers and probably decently from the Greens, while Khan will go down like a cup of cold sick with most UKIP voters.

  42. I remember people saying that in order to win the mayoralty Goldsmith would need to rack up large margins with both middle class professionals in inner London and in the remaining right wing boroughs of outer London. The latter as I understand it was regarded as his problem. Labour selecting Khan will probably mitigate this as he will be even less appealing to voters in Havering etc. than Goldsmith. While I can see a lot of these voters putting UKIP as a first preference I imagine most of their second preferences will be for Goldsmith.

  43. Regardless of who end up winning though, Khan will probably end up losing his ‘home borough’ (Wandsworth) by a fairly large margin while Goldsmith will carry his (Richmond-upon-Thames) by a landslide.

  44. Round 1

    Members

    Abbott 13.3
    Jowell 37.3
    Khan 33.8
    Lammy 10.0
    Thomas 1.3
    Wolmar 4.2

    Registered supporters

    Abbott 23.6
    Jowell 16.9
    Khan 42.1
    Lammy 8.8
    Thomas 0.9
    Wolmar 7.6

    Affiliates

    Abbott 17.2
    Jowell 24.0
    Khan 44.1
    Lammy 7.6
    Thomas 1.7
    Wolmar 5.5

    Final Round

    Members

    Khan 51%
    Jowell 49%

    Registered supporters

    Khan 73%
    Jowell 27%

    Affiliates

    Khan 65.2%
    Jowells 34.8%

  45. So it’s the registered supporters, not the union affiliates that provided the major part of Khan’s majority, although he has actually won all three groups of members in the last round.

    I think this is a victory for the soft left, which is probably where most Labour activists political position actually resides, not for the hard left which was represented by Diane Abbott.

    The problem in the national leadership election, is that there wasn’t a candidate that was identifiable as being of the soft left, and thus many longstanding members felt their political standpoint wasn’t reflected on the ballot paper by the candidates standing.

    I have no idea who a soft left candidate could have been, other than one of the local metropolitan council leaders, of which there are many, most of whom have more experience of running an administration and taking political decisions than most newly elected Labour MPs these days.

    The fact 108,000 people were eligible to vote in this London mayor selections, implies that around 20% of the electorate in the leadership election live in London, which is a massive over-representation compared to the rest of the UK. It surely bodes well for Corbyn tomorrow.

  46. I think it’s pretty clear that Corbyn’s got it now. All the mood music suggests that – Kendall’s concession, the odds tightening further, complete absence of rumours that there might be a different result, chat about whether people will serve and so on.

  47. “By-election in Tooting then.”

    No, because Khan won’t win. What a disastrous selection by Labour when Jowell would have strolled into City Hall.

  48. ”No, because Khan won’t win. What a disastrous selection by Labour when Jowell would have strolled into City Hall.”

    Andy JS – More or less what I said in an above post. Suburban London (which sealed the deal for Boris in 2008 and 2012) won’t vote for an Asian/Muslim Labour candidate to be Mayor. It ‘s difficult for me to say this but it’s the truth!

  49. Some of the comments on LabourList are unbelievable. For example people saying there’s no point trying to win votes in the outer suburbs because they’re going to vote Tory anyway, Dont they realise that in a close election winning over a few centrist voters in the outer suburbs could make the difference between winning and losing?

  50. “SIMON
    Well, if you’re that sure, there’s good money to be made at the bookies. I understand that Khan is odds-on to be the next Mayor there, so you should be able to make a packet.
    September 11th, 2015 at 12:42 pm”

    On Betfair they’re both about the same at the moment. No advantage for Khan even at this early stage.

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