Conservatives on the London Assembly are calling for a “full and urgent inquiry” into the “catastrophic blunders” which saw thousand of voters in Barnet turned wrongly away from polling stations.
Sadiq Khan has overtaken two serious, credible rivals to secure one of the most spectacular personal political victories in British politics. It’s a shame more people weren’t up to see it.
The clear win is a personal triumph for the Tooting MP who last summer defeated pollsters’ favourite Dame Tessa Jowell to be chosen as Labour’s candidate.
After a consistent run of strong poll leads throughout the contest, Labour’s Sadiq Khan is expected to defeat Tory rival Zac Goldsmith and succeed Boris Johnson. Victory for Mr Khan would make him not only London’s most senior politician but also Labour’s most important officeholder.
Zac Goldsmith today embarked on a 24-hour tour which will see him meet workers and business owners whose prosperity depends on London’s night-time economy.