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Radio poll asks who would you prefer running London?

Londoners would be much happier with a gay mayor than a Muslim mayor, according to a new opinion poll by LBC Radio.

Aerial view of City Hall Credit: PA

The survey reveals almost a third of Londoners would be uncomfortable with a mayor who was a Muslim.

The YouGov polls shows former Labour Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell is still front runner to replace Boris Johnson at City Hall in 2016.

Tessa Jowell Credit: PA

Dame Tessa would beat Tory favourite Zac Goldsmith, the MP for Richmond Park.

Voters from all parties also back her in the contest to be Labour's candidate.

  • The poll shows 42% of Londoners think Dame Tessa would be the best Labour candidate
  • Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has the backing of 21%, Diane Abbott 16%, David Lammy 12% with Gareth Thomas and Christian Wolmar on just 4%
  • In a battle between Labour and Conservative, 53% of Londoners would back Jowell while 47% prefer Goldsmith
  • The poll reveals 31% of Londoners would be uncomfortable with a Muslim mayor, while 55% would be comfortable
  • By contrast, 71% would be comfortable if the mayor was homosexual, compared to 16% who would be uncomfortable

YouGov questioned more than 1,100 adult Londoners.