Dame Tessa is named by 11% of all voters when asked who is “the best” candidate for the party to put forward in 2016. T
he MP topped a similar poll last October.
Amongst Labour supporters she has the support of 14% of poll respondents, 3 points behind fellow MP Diane Abbott.
Overall Abbott is the choice of 9% voters, comfortably ahead of David Lammy and Doreen Lawrence, both on 6%, Sadiq Khan (5%) and former Transport Secretary Lord Andrew Adonis (3%).
To win the Mayoralty a candidate must secure at least 50.1% of votes after second preferences are counted, meaning Labour needs a candidate who appeals beyond its own party base.
Of the named possible candidates, Jowell is the most popular with Liberal Democrat and Conservative voters, winning the backing of 21% and 11% respectively.
However the poll shows that the potential candidates enjoy the support of just 40% of respondents and that 30% of those questioned say they back none of them. A further 30% say they “don’t know” who to back.
Labour will select its candidate through a primary in which both party members and non-members will be able to vote.