London mayor: Sadiq Khan and Jeremy Corbyn top bookie’s list - Piers Morgan, Boris Johnson, Stormzy odds

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The London mayoral election is scheduled for May 2024, with several parties having already announced their candidates.

Current London mayor and Labour candidate Sadiq Khan has topped a bookie’s list to win the mayoral election next year, with the party’s former leader Jeremy Corbyn in second place, despite not yet announcing.

Betting company William Hill published its latest odds on May 2, before the list of Conservative applicants hoping to become the party’s mayoral candidate had closed.

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According to the firm, Boris Johnson was the most likely Tory to win the election, joint with Paul Scully at 12/1, despite Mr Johnson not running.

Following Mr Khan (1/4) and Mr Corbyn (8/1), who would have to run as an independent since being suspended from the Labour party, was Brent MP Dawn Butler at 9/1, a surprise third-place considering the current mayor has already been selected as Labour’s candidate.

Rounding out the top five was former Conservative MP Rory Stewart, now mostly-known for his role as co-host on the popular The Rest is Politics podcast with Alastair Campbell, at 14/1. Mr Stewart ran as an independent in the 2020 race, but dropped out saying he could not compete with the Tory or Labour party’s budgets.

Other eye-catching names in William Hill’s list include Piers Morgan, Nigel Farage and Diane Abbott at 66/1. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Stormzy are at 50/1.

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The London mayoral election is due to take place in May 2024, and will adopt the first past the post voting system for the first time.

As well as Mr Khan, Zoë Garbett (Green Party) and Howard Cox (Reform UK) have already been announced as their party’s candidates.

The Conservative and Lib Dems races remain ongoing, with winners due to be announced in July.

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