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ITV London poll: Labour could make sweeping gains in the capital

Labour is set to make sweeping gains in London with both Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs losing their seats, according to a new opinion poll.

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Six Tory seats could fall to Labour with another three on a knife-edge. But the poll also suggests the Conservatives might win some constituencies from the Lib Dems.

The apparent collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote could see the party all-but wiped out in London, leaving Business Secretary Vince Cable as the sole MP.

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The exclusive ComRes survey for ITV News, reveals a 6 per cent swing from Conservative to Labour since the last general election in 2010.

  • The poll puts Labour on 46 per cent with the Conservatives trailing 14 points behind on 32 per cent
  • Ukip’s 9 per cent share of the vote puts the party ahead of the Lib Dems on 8 per cent
  • The Green Party is in fifth place on just 4 per cent, suggesting a decline in support in London since the Mayoral election in 2012 when the party’s candidate Jenny Jones beat her Lib Dem rival, Brian Paddick
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The economy, health service, immigration and housing topped the list of voters’ concerns.

ComRes asked more than 1,000 Londoners how they would vote in a general election tomorrow.

High-profile Liberal Democrat casualties could include veteran MP Simon Hughes in Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Energy Secretary Ed Davey in Kingston & Surbiton and the driving force behind gay marriage, Lynne Featherstone, in Hornsey & Wood Green.

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Tory MPs at risk from a 6 per cent swing to Labour include Matthew Offord in ultra-marginal Hendon, former Buckingham Palace advisor Mary MacLeod in Brentford & Isleworth and ex-London Assembly members Angie Bray in Ealing Central & Acton and Bob Blackman in Harrow East.

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The survey is in stark contrast to recent nationwide opinion polls which show a much narrower gap between the two main parties outside of London.