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Poll shows Sadiq Khan leads Zac Goldsmith by six points in mayoral race

With seven weeks to go until London’s Mayoral election, a new poll by ComRes for ITV News London and LBC reveals that Sadiq Khan leads Zac Goldsmith by six points, 53% to 47%.

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The poll shows when deciding who to vote for, Londoners say the most important characteristic of London's future mayor is that they understand the needs of Londoners (60%), and that they will stand up for Londoners (40%).

Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan Credit: PA

Currently, Sadiq Khan leads Zac Goldsmith on both of the most important characteristics: 43% choose the Labour candidate when it comes to who is best at understanding the needs of Londoners (compared to 27% who say Goldsmith).

Khan also leads Goldsmith 41% to 29% on who is thought would be best at standing up for Londoners.

Labour's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan Credit: PA

Public transport and the cost of housing are considered by Londoners the key priorities for the next Mayor.

Londoners are most likely to say public transport should be one of the biggest priorities (54%), alongside house prices (54%) and the cost of renting homes (52%).

Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith Credit: PA

When deciding who to vote for, Londoners say that the most important characteristic of the candidate is that they understand the needs of Londoners (60%), and that they will stand up for Londoners (41%).

Here are the results in full:

  • Understand the needs of Londoners, 60%
  • Will stand up for Londoners, 41%
  • Will keep London safe from terrorist attacks, 31%
  • Will be an ambassador for London around the world, 12%
  • Will have a good relationship with the national government in Westminster, 11%
  • Has the best position on the EU referendum, 11%
  • None of these, 2%
  • Don’t know, 4%

Source: ITV NEWS LONDON, LBC, COMRES