The City of London Corporation elections occur regularly to provide the elected representatives who run the City of London Corporation.

There are 25 wards in the City of London which are represented on the Court of Common Council by an Alderman and a number of Common Councilmen. The electors of the ward are registered annually with forms being sent to all residents and businesses in the City. This enables the registered voters to vote on the relevant ward list.[1] In March 2013 there were 12,479 business votes and 6,504 residential votes. Also only 27 per cent of the electorate were women.[2]

Ward elections

Common Council elections take place every four years. Aldermanic elections take place every six years.[1]


All registered voters are invited to a wardmote. where the number of candidates nominated equals the number of vacant places, those candidates are automatically returned. Nevertheless, a wardmote is held, where the voters of the ward can meet and question the candidates. If a poll is required it is held at this meeting.[1]

Sheriff elections

The City of London has two sheriffs, the Aldermanic Sheriff and the Non-Aldermanic Sheriff.[3] They are both elected by the "Livery assembled in Common Hall" around Midsummers day.[3]

Recent years


  1. ^ a b c "Ward elections - City of London". City of Londonb Corporation. Archived from the original on 12 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  2. ^ Walter, Luke. "Disrupting the City of London Corporation elections". Red Pepper. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Pullman, Nigel. "Election of Sheriffs". Livery Committee. Retrieved 13 November 2017.