Green Party leader's 'car-crash' interview boosts Labour's election chances in London

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Natalie Bennett's 'car-crash' radio interview appears to have boosted Labour's chances of winning more seats in London.

A new opinion poll gives the party an increased lead at the expense of the Greens.

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The new survey opens up Labour's lead over the Conservatives in London to 12 points.

The poll by YouGov for the Evening Standard puts Labour on 44%, Conservatives 32%, Ukip 10% and the Liberal Democrats 7%.

If the results are repeated on May 7th, Labour could win seven of its 12 target seats in the capital.

The Greens have dropped from 8% in January to 5% following Benett's LBC interview when she admitted to 'brain fade'.