The Tories may be struggling to find a ‘big beast’ candidate for the London Mayoralty but Tory fortunes in London continue to improve. A YouGov survey for tonight’s Evening Standard gives David Cameron’s Conservative Party a 39% to 31% lead (a 20% lead amongst ABC1 voters). That lead represents a 7.5% swing and would be enough to unseat 12 Labour MPs – including Joan Ryan (Enfield North), Tony McNulty (Harrow East), Gareth Thomas (Harrow West) and Glenda Jackson (Hampstead and Highgate).
The LibDems are on just 17% in the poll (others are on 13%). The survey also finds that LibDem voters would prefer Charles Kennedy to Ming Cambell – as their leader – by 51% to 30%.