A new London mayor poll has revealed a YouTube star could be putting a dent in Sadiq Khan’s lead as the Labour candidate falls back in the race for City Hall.
Niko Omilana, 23, who has 3.4 million YouTube subscribers and wears children’s sunglasses, is first choice for five per cent of Londoners, and could take up to a fifth of the vote among 18-24 year-olds.
The self-proclaimed ‘founding father’ of the NDL Movement, which posts under the #TakeBackOwerStreats hashtag on Twitter, says his main policy would be to force Boris Johnson to “shush” if he got in.
He also promised to oppose the European Super League, saying any club involved will be “punished with the death penalty”.
i finally got my bbc interview !! pic.twitter.com/MCWlgwIAc6— NDL Mayorside (@NikoOmilana) April 17, 2021
Elsewhere the poll, of a representative sample of 1,004 Londoners by Savanta ComRes, gives Count Binface the same share of the electorate as anti-lockdown campaigner Laurence Fox and UKIP’s Peter Gammons.
Sadiq Khan polled at 41 per cent with Shaun Bailey on 28 per cent.
Lib Dem candidate Luisa Porritt and the Green’s Sian Berry came in third and fourth position respectively.
New London mayor poll: (Comres)— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) April 21, 2021
Sadiq Khan (LAB): 41%
Shaun Bailey (CON): 28%
Luisa Porritt (Lib): 8%
Sian Berry (GRN): 6%
Niko Omilana (IND): 5%
Farah London: (IND) : 2%
Brian Rose: (IND): 2%
Count Binface (CBP): 1%
Peter Gammons (UKIP): 1%
Laurence Fox (REC): 1%