Labour Party polling 32 points ahead of Conservatives in London

Polling from YouGov reveals Labour’s lead in London has almost doubled from May last year, as Bury South MP Christian Wakeford crosses the floor to join the Labour party.

The Labour Party are now 32 points ahead of the Conservatives in the capital, polls have revealed.

It comes as Boris Johnson prepares to face Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer at PMQs in the House of Commons - moments after an MP quit the party to join the opposition.

Polling from YouGov reveals Labour’s lead in London has almost doubled from May last year, as Bury South MP Christian Wakeford crosses the floor to join the Labour party.

The polling firm’s latest round of Westminster voting intention figures for London show Labour has significantly increased its lead since the last poll at last year’s mayoral elections.

Labour are currently on 55% of the vote (+4 since May 2021) while the Conservatives are on 23% (-10) - 32 points behind.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images

It is the opposition’s biggest lead in London since at least 2010, when London polling began.

Labour have held on to 73% of those who voted for them at the last general election, while the Tories are holding on to 50% of their 2019 electorate – the same figure as nationally.

YouGov also collected voting intention figures from the capital prior to the outbreak of the party scandal last week.

It suggests that the fall in Conservative support came before these more recent revelations, with the Conservatives holding steady on 23% of the vote compared to January 7-10.

While Labour have increased their vote share by four points, from 51% last week.

The Liberal Democrats currently have 9% of the vote (+2), while the Greens have 7% (no change) and Reform UK have 3% (+2).