Local Elections
 

The City of London is not quite as other councils around the UK and one marked difference is that our local elections are not when the rest of the country has theirs.

Due to Covid our local election has been postponed until the 24th March 2022 and we in the Labour City Branch are now kickstarting our campaign.  You can vote if you are a resident and have registered to vote.  If you have not yet registered please do so here https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/voting-elections/residential-registration

One of the above mentioned differences is that also registered workers can vote. More info on these two websites: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/voting-elections/business-vote-registration and fairsquaremile.london

City of London Corporation has a long history is the oldest continuously active municipal democracy in the world, where aspects of its electoral system can be traced back to Saxon times.

The City of London is not a creature of statute but has existed from “time immemorial” (i.e. before 6 July 1192). There has been a directly elected deliberative assembly in the City of London since the days of the Saxon “folkmoot" when the citizens would gather at the tolling of the bell at St Paul’s Cross. King John confirmed upon them the right to elect their own mayor and in 1215 the City became a guarantor of Magna Carta. The City of London is sometimes described as “the mother of the Mother of Parliaments”.

 

There are 100 elected Common Councillor and 25 elected Aldersmen and of course the Lord Mayor in the Square Mile, and the Labour Party created history when William Campbell-Taylor got elected in a by-election in Portsoken March 2014 as a Labour candidate.

2017 we got five openly Labour Party members elected in Aldersgate, Cripplegate and Portsoken as well as seven Labour Party members in different business wards.  This was followed by a by-election victory in Castle Baynard in 2018 and then in Aldersgate in 2019.