Betfair punters rate Sadiq as 88% chance for London Mayor following the BBC TV debate pic.twitter.com/0XvUgfhnIZ
— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) April 19, 2016
Under the moderation of Andrew Neil the five main contenders in the London Mayoral race took part in the big TV set piece of the election last night.
In his normal manner Neil was pretty tough on all of them but I don’t think know it will have an impact on the direction of the race.
Khan was pressed hard on the allegations of extremist links which he handled competently. Goldsmith vigorously denied that he’d been running a smear campaign.
Zac’s big negative is that he’s perceived to be filthy rich and therefore out of touch with the needs of ordinary Londoner. He was pressed on what he thought th price of an affordable home in the capital was which he managed to sidestep.
The Green, UKIP and LD contenders got much less time with the focus being on Zac and Sadiq.
The betting suggests that Khan retained his front runner status not doing himself any harm.
The only thing that will move the markets now will be the polling which have remained pretty solidly with Khan.
Those who took the March 2013 PB tip to get on Sadiq when he was 33/1 can feel a little bit more relaxed. It’s looking reasonably OK.