London Mayoral Race 2012
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Ken v Boris – The Showdown.
It is the biggest rollabout between a blonde and a bald bloke since Anna Nicole Smith’s wedding night. It is the election contest that has got the capital, and indeed the nation, talking. But who will win?
Mike Robb, editor of speakerschair.com has predicted a Boris victory by a margin of 4-6 points, a lot closer than many recent polls predict. He has written, “Johnson has run a very tight campaign, having not put a foot wrong on the issues, and crucially, has managed to distance himself from the unpopularity of the Conservatives nationally. Ken was somewhat doomed from the start and the tax issue has dogged his candidacy throughout. If Labour had gone for anyone-but-Ken, it could have been very different.”
But if you fancy backing Ken at 8.2, there are reasons for optimism. In 2008 Boris was undoubtedly the beneficiary of the country’s loathing for the man occupying Number 10. Although Cameron and Johnson may hate each other, BoJo is nevertheless standing under the Tory flag, and if floating voters want to give the Government a May shoeing, this is their best chance.
Other bets that catch our eye, include backing the Tories to win the most seats in the London-list (available at 7 with Betfair), whilst watch out for Andrew Dismore taking Brian Coleman’s seat in Barnet/Camden.