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Mayor of London election: Candidates cast their votes across the capital

City AM logoCity AM 06/05/2021 Stefan Boscia
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Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey and Luisa Porritt have been seen out at polling stations casting their vote this morning for today’s mayor of London election.

Khan, Labour’s incumbent mayor, was seen at a Tooting polling station this morning with his wife Saadiya and their dog Luna.

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His Conservative challenger Bailey was snapped with his wife Ellie after the pair casted their vote in Romford, while Porritt, the Liberal Democrats’ candidate, was out bright and early at a Camden polling station.

Shaun Bailey and woman posing for a picture: Shaun Bailey and his wife Ellie cast their votes in Romford © Provided by City AM Shaun Bailey and his wife Ellie cast their votes in Romford a person standing in front of a building: Luisa Porritt casts her vote in Camden © Provided by City AM Luisa Porritt casts her vote in Camden

Khan is the overwhelming favourite to win the election, after leading Bailey by at least 20 points in most polls over the past year.

However, a YouGov poll yesterday showed his lead had shrunk to 12 points and his campaign team have raised concerns about a low turnout causing an upset.

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A YouGov/Evening Standard poll found yesterday that knife crime had become the top issue for for voters in the election, with 52 per cent of respondents calling for the next mayor to make it their number-one priority.

Second was building more affordable homes at 37 per cent, followed by London’s Covid recovery on 35 per cent.

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