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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 08:06 AM

10. The media coverage has tended to boil it down to two things:

1) Goldsmith hasn't been able to match Khan's enthusiasm and vigour so far and his campaign appears similarly lacklustre. For someone with his background, 'aloof' is not a good look- it plays right into Labour's hands.
2) The Goldsmith campaign's attacks on Khan appear not to have cut through (or to have backfired). Especially true for the characterisation of Khan as a 'divisive' or 'radical' figure- this was widely perceived as a not-so-subtle reference to his faith.

It should also be noted that London was one of the few bright spots for Labour in 2015- the shift in the polls could be seen as that groundwork paying off (and it was Sadiq Khan who coordinated Labour's general election campaign in the capital). Turnout will still be important, though- the 2012 election was surprisingly close, the eventual 100,000 margin for Boris over Ken largely coming from the suburbs.

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