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.
2016 London Elections
All the latest news and opinion from the Mayoral and London Assembly elections in which Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon and Sian Berry will fight it out for London's top political job.
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.
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.