Dave Hill | The Guardian: Who will Labour’s next London mayoral candidate be?

Recent polls suggest that Sadiq Khan, Tessa Jowell or Diane Abbott will lead Labour’s next attempt to win City Hall, but nothing looks certain yet

Two surveys of Labour-supporting Londoners about their choice to be the party’s candidate for the next mayoral election in 2016 have produced two different results. What, if anything, does this mean?

The first was from a YouGov poll for the Evening Standard, which asked Londoners intending to vote Labour at next year’s general election who they would pick. Of these, 17% chose Diane Abbott – my MP, as it happens – followed by 14% who preferred Dame Tessa Jowell, 9% who went for Tottenham MP David Lammy and 8% who picked shadow London minister Sadiq Khan.

As shadow London minister, Khan has the in-built advantage of being able to regularly meet activists and constituency Labour parties and was rightly praised for Labour’s remarkable performance in London in the local elections (its best result since 1998).

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