Rishi Sunak admits he didn't vote for Susan Hall in London mayor election

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is greeted by London mayoral candidate Susan Hall
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with the Tories' mayoral candidate, Susan Hall, as he visited Uxbridge after the Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election in July, 2023 -Credit:Carl Court/Getty Images

Rishi Sunak did not vote for Susan Hall during London's mayoral election, he admitted. The Conservative candidate for the city's highest office lost to Sadiq Khan on Thursday's elections (May 2).

Afterwards, it was revealed that Mr Khan had won by a convincing margin. The mayor won by attaining more than one million votes (1,088,225). Ms Hall secured just 812,397.

Mr Khan received almost 43.7 per cent of the vote, compared to Hall’s 32.6 per cent. This represents a swing of 2.5 per cent from the Tories to Labour compared with 2021.

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Sadiq Khan and Labour Leader Keir Starmer walk together
Sadiq Khan and Labour Leader Keir Starmer walked together in St James Park the day before London's local elections -Credit:Leon Neal/Getty Images

The Mirror has reported that Ms Hall did not receive Mr Sunak's vote. Earlier this week, No.10 confirmed to the national newspaper that he voted by post in North Yorkshire, where his constituency is.

There, Labour’s David Skaith won the race to be the region’s first elected mayor.

Mr Khan was pictured with Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, during the last day of the mayoral election campaign (Wednesday, May 1). He was also present at the launch of the mayor's campaign in April.

Prime Minister 'too busy' to appear on last day of mayoral campaign

MyLondon was in Chingford on the same day, where Ms Hall was canvassing with party campaigners.

MyLondon was told that Mr Sunak was not present because he was 'busy'. Instead, the Deputy Prime Minister, Oliver Dowden, turned up at the Greene Man pub to support the party's candidate for City Hall.

The Prime Minister did appear with Ms Hall at the Rumbling Tum Cafe in Ruislip after the Tories' victory in the Uxbridge and South Rusilip by-election last year. Mr Sunak visited the Tees Valley on Friday after the region's Conservative mayor, Ben Houchen, was re-elected.

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