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​2017 is a big year for the City. Elections will be held in March for the City Corporation's main Court of Common Council and people who work in the Square Mile can join residents in voting for candidates they want to represent them and their organisation.

The City Corporation is answerable to its stakeholders and voting in City-wide elections is the most direct way for you to shape our work and services.

The more eligible people that vote, the more representative we can be.

  • Are transport links in the City good enough?
  • Are there enough green spaces?
  • Do you feel safe at night?
  • Do cyclists get a raw deal?
  • Are there enough cultural activities on offer?
  • Is the City Corporation doing enough to help business?
  • Should air quality be better?

These issues just scratch the surface of the huge range of our work that you can help influence through your vote. For City residents, this is relatively straightforward as the City Corporation is your local authority and provides services like education, housing, libraries and refuse collection that you would expect from a council. For people who work in the City, the importance of voting may not be so obvious. However, working in the City means that you may spend more of your time here than you do at home. You wouldn't think twice about voting on services where you live so why not have the same influence here?

More information

Key dates for the elections

Information for potential candidates

Election information by ward

Wardmotes (Ward Meetings)

Polling Stations

Voting by post

Voting by proxy

Official notices


09 February 2016
Last Modified:
20 January 2017