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Date updated: 14/06/2024

14 June 2024

Town Clerk's Office
Ian Thomas
Town Clerk & Chief Executive

To the Masters, Prime Wardens, Upper Bailiff and Clerks of the several Livery Companies

Dear Sir / Madam,

Mayoralty and Shrievalty

2024 Aldermanic Appraisal Process

The Nominations Committee of the Court of Aldermen met earlier today to consider the Independent Panel’s appraisal and the formal nomination submissions of those Aldermen considering higher Office.

Firstly, the Court of Aldermen would like to take this opportunity to record their sincere and formal thanks to the Independent Appraisal Panel members for their time and diligence in conducting their appraisal of the candidates in nomination, with special thanks to Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia who chaired the Panel.

The Court of Aldermen is pleased to share with the Livery the names of those Aldermen/Alderwomen whom it is supporting for progression to the Mayoralty.  

The Court's position on the Mayoralty for 2024/2025 has already been communicated but I will recap. At the election of the Lord Mayor later this year, if Alderman Alastair King, DL is one of the two Aldermen/Alderwomen whose name is returned by the Livery to the Court, then he will be elected.

In addition to Alderman King, the Court is pleased to re-iterate that it has agreed to support a strong pipeline of Aldermen/Alderwomen whom they and the Independent Panel consider ready to progress to the Mayoralty over the next few years.

Specifically, the Court confirm that Alderwoman Dame Susan Langley shall be supported for the Mayoralty in 2025/2026, subject to an election at Common Hall in 2025. Consequently, if Alderwoman Langley is one of the two Aldermen/Alderwomen whose name is returned at Common Hall in 2025, she will be elected.

For the years 2026/27 & 2027/28, the Court has expressed its support for Alderman Timothy Hailes, JP and Alderman Bronek Masojada respectively, subject to a formal vote of confirmation in the year preceding.  

In respect of the Shrievalty in 2025/26, the Court’s position is to support Alderman Robert Hughes-Penney as the Aldermanic Sheriff.

As in previous years, the Court hopes that this process of deciding which candidates it will support for progression to higher Office in the years ahead continues to be of benefit to the Livery.

Yours sincerely,

Gemma Stokley
Principal Governance and Member Services Manager

All members of the Court of Common Council
All members of the Court of Aldermen
The Officers of the Court of Aldermen
The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Livery Committee
External representatives on the Shrieval and Mayoral Interview Panel