The Liberal Democrats have unveiled the results of an opinion poll which shows their candidate, Simon Hughes, could yet claim victory in next Thursday’s elections.
The poll conducted by YouGov, shows that Hughes could finish the race with just one percentage point between him and the current Mayor.
Lord Rennard, the Lib-Dem campaign chief, said: "It is clear Ken Livingstone will win if Steve Norris clings on to second place, but he will lose if Simon Hughes becomes his main challenge…anyone who wants a change of Mayor and someone who puts London above self-promotion can only vote for Simon Hughes."
The results of the poll came as LibDem leader Charles Kennedy told claimed "Londoners want real improvements to tube and train lines, Crossrail, affordable housing, and the unfair Council Tax. But Livingstone can’t – and won’t – deliver."
Kennedy claims that "Ken Livingstone has never met the Gordon Brown" during his time as Mayor and goes on to ask "how can the Mayor of London champion our Capital’s need for greater resources if he has never met the Chancellor?"
The LibDem leader praised his candidate, saying: "Simon Hughes has worked hard for London for over 20 years. As London Mayor, Simon will work hard for all of London and all Londoners. And Simon is the only candidate who can beat Ken Livingstone."