Labour's Sadiq Khan on course to be the next Mayor of London, says poll

Labour's Sadiq Khan is on course to be the next Mayor of London, according to a new opinion poll.

Khan has widened the gap with his Tory rival Zac Goldsmith since a similar survey in November.

The YouGov poll for radio station LBC puts Khan seven points in front of Goldsmith.

Zac Goldsmith Credit: PA

Ukip's candidate is ahead of both the Liberal Democrats and Greens.

Khan's lead extends to a massive 10% if other candidates are eliminated.

A Labour victory in the contest to replace Boris Johnson in May could help secure Jeremy Corbyn's position as party leader.

  • Khan, the MP for Tooting, polled 31% to Goldsmith's 24%

  • Ukip candidate Peter Whittle is on 4%

  • Green's Sian Berry in fourth place on 3%

  • Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon and former Respect MP George Galloway both polling 2%

The survey asked Londoners how they would vote if the election was tomorrow.

But polling day is four months away and a third of voters (32%) are still undecided, suggesting the election is still wide open.

Labour has moved ahead in the finest to replace Boris Johnson as the next Mayor of London.