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The roles of the Lord Mayor and the Mayor of London are often confused. They are complementary but have a completely different remit.

The Lord Mayor, Peter Estlin

The Lord Mayor is the head of the City of London Corporation, based in the historic financial district of London which is also known as the Square Mile. Elections take place annually and this role supports and promotes the UK’s financial and professional services and the City of London as a place to do business.

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Peter Estlin

The Mayor of London, Sa​diq Khan

The Mayor of London leads the Greater London Authority (GLA) and is responsible for the strategic governance of Greater London. Along with the London Assembly of 25 members, Sadiq Khan is accountable for pan-London issues which include transport, economic development, policing (outside the City of London), civil defence and fire services, planning and the environment.

The Mayor's revenue raising powers include public transport fares, the central London congestion charge and a precept collected from London’s Council tax payers. Read more about his vision for Greater London.

    Peter Estlin

    The Lord Mayor