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2020 London mayoral election: Sadiq Khan 'enters race with commanding lead over Tory Shaun Bailey'

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Sadiq Khan goes into the next mayoral race with a commanding lead over Conservative challenger Shaun Bailey, the first poll of the 2020 contest reveals. Labour’s mayor would win on the first round of voting with a clear majority of Londoners’ votes, the YouGov survey commissioned by Queen Mary University of London suggests. Professor Philip Cowley, said Mr Khan’s score had improved from a “nadir” at the end of a summer hallmarked by violent crime, but were still below the runaway +22 ratings when he took office in 2016. “The slight increase in Conservative support since September makes the standing of the Conservative candidate for mayor even more dire,” said Professor Cowley.

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