The final days of the campaign have seen renewed efforts by Khan’s Tory rival, Zac Goldsmith, to draw attention to the “radical” and “extremist” views held by people who have attended events at which the Labour mayoral hopeful also appeared.
The Silvertown Tunnel is sold as instant congestion relief but new roads have an irritating habit of generating new traffic and the tunnel would worsen jams at other bottlenecks on both sides of the Thames.
Sensible people offer notes of caution on why the polls’ predictions may not come true and Team Sadiq are wisely taking nothing for granted, but the most probable outcome does seem to be a Khan victory.
Over the past few months Conservative mayoral runner Zac Goldsmith has sought to portray Labour rival Sadiq Khan as “Jeremy Corbyn’s candidate” in a bid to damage Mr Khan’s mainstream credentials.
Baroness Lawrence, who last summer backed Tessa Jowell’s bid to be Labour’s candidate, said: “London is a city that not only tolerates, but celebrates our diversity. A city that I know will choose unity over division. And hope over fear.”