Court of Common Council is the City of London's primary
decision-making body, and meets nine times per year. It works
through committees, like many other local authorities, but it is
unique in that it is non-party political. Its main business focuses
on the reports of committees, motions and Members'
There are 100
Common Councilmen and 25
Aldermen representing the 25 Wards of the City of London. Each Ward
elects between 2 and 10 Common Councilmen, depending on the size of
the electorate. The Common Councilmen are elected every 4 years and
the next elections will be held in March 2017.
Candidates must be 21 or over, a British, Commonwealth or
European Union citizen and a
Freeman of the City of London.
must also meet one of the following criteria:
registered to vote on the City of London Ward Lists; or
freehold or leasehold in the City of London; or
• have for
12 months prior to the nomination date and until the election date
of election resided in the City of London.