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Sadiq Khan 1/25 to remain London mayor with Jeremy Corbyn not running

The London mayoral election looks set to be won by Labour's Sadiq Khan for a third time as the nation's capital prepares to go to the polls on 2nd May.


Jeremy Corbyn had long been rumoured to challenge Khan as an independent, but the former Labour leader has opted not to challenge despite admitting he was considering standing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023, making Khan a 1/25 shot to serve a third term as mayor.

One poll which included Corbyn actually saw Hall lead Khan by 5% (and Corbyn by 15%), and polls last autumn without Corbyn saw Khan take a one-to-four-point lead, with the former MP for Tooting 2/5 and his opponent Susan Hall 9/4.

Khan is only the third mayor London has had since the devolution referendum in 1998. Ken Livingstone was the first-elected London mayor in 2000 with Boris Johnson succeeding him in 2008 before Khan was elected in 2016.

The Conservatives' Hall looks to be Khan's only real challenger, now priced at 10/1, after beating Mozammel Hossain to the Conservative candidacy with 57% of the vote, but doesn't appear to be a serious threat to the incumbent. Khan held a 25-point lead over Hall according to a YouGov poll conducted in February and a 24-point lead according to a Savanta poll in March.

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