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Labor are 30 points ahead of the Tories in London, new poll finds

Labor has taken a whopping 30 point lead over the Tories in London, according to a new poll.

The Deltapoll survey puts support for Keir Starmer’s party in the capital at 54%, well ahead of the Tories at 24%.

The Lib Dems are only at 9%, the Greens at 5%.

Voters in London – along with other parts of the UK – will head to the polls for the May 5 local elections.

In the last borough council elections in London in 2018, Labor won 44% of the vote, the Conservatives 29%.

If the poll results are correct, it means Labor has doubled their lead over the Tories since then.

In another worrying sign for the Tories, respondents said the cost of living crisis was their top concern ahead of local elections.

With National Insurance payments, energy bills and council tax all set to rise next month, the Tories have little time to address voter concerns before Election Day.

The poll was carried out on behalf of the London Communications Agency, whose director of the board, Jenna Goldberg, said: “Based on this poll, Labor appears to be approaching the May election in the capital in a position by force – not least because voters in London might blame the government for the cost of living crisis.

“However, a whole host of factors could easily combine to reduce this sizable lead and the Tories will likely seek to campaign on local issues as much as possible.”

Paddy Hennessy, senior adviser at LCA and former communications director to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, said: “The Conservative vote has been more resilient in 2018 and 2021 than many expected.

“Also, Labor strategists can ignore London, where the party’s success has been factored in, in favor of pursuing a narrative of reclaiming ‘red wall’ areas in the Midlands and north.”