2022 City of London Corporation election
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100 seats to the Court of Common Council
51 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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Party Independent Temple & Farringdon Together
Last election 85 10
Seats won 78 10
Seat change Decrease7 Steady

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Party Castle Baynard Independents Labour
Last election 0 5
Seats won 7 5
Seat change Increase7 Steady

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Map of results.

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2022 City of London Corporation election took place on 24 March 2022 to elect members of the Court of Common Council in the City of London Corporation, England. The election was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background

Elections to the Court of Common Council, the main decision-making body of the City of London Corporation which governs the City of London, take place every four years.[1] In the previous election in 2017, 95 seats were won by independent candidates and the remaining five by the Labour Party.

The election was originally scheduled for 18 March 2021, but was delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

It had been proposed that, due to the pandemic, the elections be combined with the 2021 United Kingdom local elections in the rest of England on 6 May. The City's Policy and Resources Committee recommended against this, and suggested July 2021 as an alternative date should the elections need to be postponed.[3][4]

Electoral system

Most residents of the twenty-five wards of the City of London live in the Aldersgate, Cripplegate, Portsoken and Queenhithe. Residents have one vote each, and businesses have a number of votes that scales with the number of employees. Businesses can appoint one employee as a voter for every five staff up to ten voters, with an additional voter per fifty staff beyond that.[5]

Councillors are elected by multi-member first-past-the-post.

Campaign

The Russian state-owned VTB Bank, which had been sanctioned by the UK government over the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, nonetheless received a share of votes.[6]

Overall results

The election resulted in Temple and Farringdon Together and the Labour Party winning the same number of seats as they had done in the previous election, with Temple and Farringdon Together on ten seats and Labour on five. The new Castle Baynard Independents won seven seats, with the remaining seats being won by independent candidates. The Women's Equality Party stood candidates but none were successful.[7] One of the victorious independent candidates was Emily Benn, whose grandfather was the Labour MP Tony Benn.[8]

2022 City of London Corporation election
Party Seats Votes
Count Gains Losses Net Of total (%) Of total (%) Count Change
  Independent 78 2 9 Decrease7 78.0 63.0 12,979 Decrease9.8
  Temple & Farringdon Together 10 0 0 Steady 10.0 13.4 2,752 Decrease7.2
  Castle Baynard Independents 7 7 0 Increase7 7.0 7.9 1,633 Increase7.9
  Labour 5 2 2 Steady 5.0 15.4 3,172 Increase8.8
  Women's Equality 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 68 Increase0.3
Total 100

Ward results

Statements of persons nominated were published on 1 March.[9] Incumbent councillors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Aldersgate

Aldersgate (6 seats)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Fentiman* 499 18.4 N/A
Labour Stephen Goodman 443 16.4 N/A
Independent Annet Rideg 373 13.8 N/A
Independent Naresh Sonpar 351 13.0 N/A
Independent Deborah Oliver 350 12.9 N/A
Independent Randall Anderson* 317 11.7 N/A
Independent Jeremy Mayhew* 260 9.6 N/A
Independent Adam Richardson 113 4.2 N/A
Turnout 2,706 N/A
Labour hold
Labour gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent hold

Aldgate

Andrien Meyers, Tim McNally, David Sales, Mandeep Thandi and Shailendra Umradia stood together under the name "Aldgate Team".[11]

Aldgate (5 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andrien Meyers* 203 17.9 N/A
Independent Timothy McNally 195 17.2 N/A
Independent David Sales 194 17.1 N/A
Independent Mandeep Thandi 192 17.0 N/A
Independent Shailendra Umradia 178 15.7 N/A
Independent Camilia Kaerts 88 7.8 N/A
Independent Hugh Morris* 82 7.2 N/A
Turnout 1,132 N/A
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Bassishaw

Bassishaw (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Madush Gupta 133 43.3
Independent Ian Bishop-Laggett 114 37.1 N/A
Independent Rajiv Vyas 60 19.5 N/A
Turnout 307 N/A
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Billingsgate

Nighat Qureishi and Luis Tilleria stood together under the slogan "Build a Better Billingsgate".[12]

Billingsgate (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Luis Tilleria 77 28.2 N/A
Independent Nighat Qureishi 75 27.5 N/A
Independent John Allen-Petrie* 62 22.7 N/A
Independent Jamie Ingham Clark* 59 21.6 Decrease19.6
Turnout 273
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Bishopsgate

Bishopsgate (6 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Simon Duckworth*
Independent Wendy Hyde*
Independent Shavran Joshi
Independent Andrew Mayer*
Independent Benjamin Murphy
Independent Tom Sleigh*
Turnout
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold

Bread Street

Emily Benn stood jointly with Giles Shilson.[13]

Bread Street (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Emily Benn 105 37.5 N/A
Independent Giles Shilson* 84 30.0 Decrease10.1
Independent Stephen Hodgson 60 21.4 N/A
Women's Equality Harini Iyengar 31 11.1 N/A
Turnout 280
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold

Bridge

Bridge and Bridge Without (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Keith Bottomley*
Independent Timothy Levene*
Turnout
Independent hold
Independent hold

Broad Street

Shahnan Bakth, Christopher Hayward and Antony Manchester stood jointly.[14]

Broad Street (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Christopher Hayward* 148 29.4 N/A
Independent Shahnan Bakth 127 25.2 N/A
Independent Antony Manchester 113 22.4 N/A
Independent Elizabeth Corrin 65 12.9 N/A
Independent John Scott* 51 10.1 N/A
Turnout 504 N/A
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Candlewick

The incumbent councillors James de Sausmarez and Kevin Everett stood jointly; the other candidates, Christopher Boden and James Bromiley-Davis likewise stood as a pair.

Candlewick (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Bromiley-Davis 75 29.2 N/A
Independent Christopher Boden 67 26.1 N/A
Independent James de Sausmarez* 58 22.6 Decrease26.1
Independent Kevin Everett* 57 22.2 Decrease22.6
Turnout 257 N/A
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Castle Baynard

Candidates for the Castle Baynard Independents Party are marked CB Independents. Change in voteshare for CB Independents candidates reflect their previous voteshare when running as independents.

Castle Baynard (8 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Martha Grekos 271 14.2 N/A
CB Independents Henrika Priest* 237 12.4 Increase1.1
CB Independents Joan Mary Durcan 224 11.8 N/A
CB Independents Alpa Raja 218 11.4 Increase5.4
CB Independents Graham Packham* 215 11.3 Increase0.6
CB Independents Catherine McGuinness* 211 11.1 Increase0.4
CB Independents John Griffiths 206 10.8 N/A
CB Independents Glen Witney 205 10.8 N/A
CB Independents Michael Hudson* 117 6.1 Decrease3.7
Turnout 1,904 N/A
Independent gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing
CB Independents gain from Independent Swing

Cheap

Cheap (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Nick Bensted-Smith*
Independent Tijs Broeke*
Independent Alastair Moss*
Turnout
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent hold

Coleman Street

Coleman Street (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Sophie Fernandes* 142 25.3 Decrease0.7
Independent Dawn Wright* 125 22.3 N/A
Independent Andrew McMurtrie* 113 20.1 Decrease1.9
Independent Michael Cassidy* 98 17.5 Decrease3.8
Independent Saif Masood 83 14.8 N/A
Turnout 561
Independent hold
Independent hold

Cordwainer

The three candidates, elected unopposed, stood jointly.[15]

Cordwainer (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jamel Banda
Independent Alex Barr*
Independent Michael Snyder*
Turnout
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent hold

Cornhill

Cornhill (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joanna Abeyie
Independent Peter Dunphy*
Independent Ian Seaton*
Turnout
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent hold

Cripplegate

Simon Walsh and Ceri Wilkins stood together jointly.[16]

Cripplegate (8 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Susan Pearson* 686 14.1 Increase0.5
Labour Natasha Lloyd-Owen 617 12.6 Increase2.6
Labour Anne Corbett 616 12.6 Increase2.8
Independent Mark Bostock* 587 12.0 Increase4.1
Independent Elizabeth King 581 11.9 N/A
Labour Frances Leach 549 11.2 N/A
Independent Paul Singh 393 8.1 N/A
Independent Ceri Wilkins 378 7.7 N/A
Independent Shazaah Masood 252 5.2 N/A
Independent Simon Walsh 222 4.5 N/A
Turnout 4,881
Independent hold
Labour hold
Labour hold
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Labour gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Dowgate

The incumbent councillors Henry Pollard and Mark Wheatley stood jointly.[17]

Dowgate (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Henry Pollard* 83 38.8 Decrease1.8
Independent Mark Wheatley* 79 36.9 Decrease0.1
No description Flora Hamilton 52 24.3 N/A
Turnout 214
Independent hold
Independent hold

Farringdon Within

Farringdon Within (8 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Edwards* 245 13.8 Increase7.9
Independent Ann Holmes* 240 13.5 Increase4.1
Independent Brendan Barns 204 11.5 N/A
Independent Matthew Bell* 159 8.9 Increase1.0
Independent John Foley 153 8.6 N/A
Independent Eamonn Mullally 148 8.3 N/A
Independent Florence Keelson-Anfu 106 6.0 N/A
Independent Graeme Doshi-Smith* 100 5.6 Decrease1.0
Labour Harry Stratton 87 4.9 N/A
No description Arne Mielken 84 4.7 N/A
Labour Gordon Nardell 83 4.7 N/A
Independent Gillian Kaile 60 3.4 N/A
Independent John Gill 45 2.5 N/A
Independent Joseph Cawley 34 1.9 N/A
Independent Gerard O'Sullivan 29 1.6 N/A
Turnout 1,777
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold

Farringdon Without

The ten incumbents stood for the Temple and Farringdon Together party, the label they had been elected as in the 2017 election.

Farringdon Without (10 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
T&F Together Wendy Mead* 289 10.1 Increase2.9
T&F Together Greg Lawrence* 286 10.0 Increase3.1
T&F Together Oliver Sells* 283 9.9 Increase3.3
T&F Together Ruby Sayed* 282 9.9 Increase2.7
T&F Together Paul Martinelli* 281 9.8 Increase2.9
T&F Together Edward Lord* 278 9.7 Increase2.9
T&F Together Caroline Kordai Addy* 275 9.6 Increase2.2
T&F Together William Upton* 267 9.3 N/A
T&F Together George Abrahams* 262 9.2 Increase2.4
T&F Together John Absalom* 249 8.7 Increase2.0
Labour Ellen Goodwin 108 3.8 N/A
Turnout 2,860
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing
T&F Together hold Swing

Langbourn

Alexander Craggs, Judith Pleasance and Philip Woodhouse stood together jointly.[18]

Langbourn (3 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Judith Pleasance* 55 22.3 Decrease1.0
Independent Timothy Butcher 50 20.2 Increase4.0
Independent Philip Woodhouse* 49 19.8 Decrease7.2
Independent Alexander Craggs 36 14.6 Decrease0.7
Independent John Chapman* 34 13.8 Decrease4.4
Independent Timothy Wright 23 9.3 N/A
Turnout 247
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold

Lime Street

Lime Street (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Dominic Christian* 134 27.7 Decrease0.6
Independent Irem Yerdelen 108 22.3
Independent Henry Colthurst* 106 21.9 Increase0.8
Independent Anthony Fitzpatrick 95 19.6 N/A
Independent Sam Batstone 41 8.5 N/A
Turnout 484
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent

Portsoken

Two incumbent councillors, Munsur Ali and Jason Pritchard, who were elected as Labour candidates in 2017, stood jointly.[19] Changes in voteshare are by party for the Labour candidates and by candidate for independent candidates who previously stood as independents.

Portsoken (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Fletcher* 255 21.8 Increase4.6
No description Munsur Ali* 254 21.7 N/A
No description Jason Pritchard* 239 20.5 N/A
Independent Henry Jones* 213 18.2 Increase1.9
Labour Lana Joyce 114 9.8 Decrease10.2
Labour Dominic Hauschild 56 4.8 Decrease14.1
Women's Equality Alison Smith 37 3.2 N/A
Turnout 1,168
Independent hold
No description gain from Labour Swing
No description gain from Labour Swing
Independent hold

Queenhithe

Queenhithe (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Caroline Haines*
Independent Brian Mooney*
Turnout
Independent hold
Independent hold

Tower

Roger Chadwick, Marianne Fredericks, James Tumbridge and Jason Groves stood jointly as the "Tower Ward Team".[20]

Tower (4 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Marianne Fredericks* 219 24.2 N/A
Independent James Tumbridge* 184 20.4 N/A
Independent Aaron D'Souza 183 20.2 N/A
Independent Jason Groves 176 19.5 N/A
Independent Roger Chadwick* 142 15.7 N/A
Turnout 904 N/A
Independent hold
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent
Independent gain from Independent

Vintry

Rehana Ameer and Richard Burge stood jointly.[21]

Vintry (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rehana Ameer* 62 42.8 Increase9.8
Independent Jaspreet Hodgson 45 31.0 N/A
Independent Richard Burge 38 26.2 N/A
Turnout 145
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent

Walbrook

The incumbent councillors, Peter Bennett and James Thomson, stood jointly.[22]

Walbrook (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent James Thomson* 126
Independent Alethea Silk 113
Independent Peter Bennett* 105
Turnout
Independent hold
Independent gain from Independent

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