Committee details

Court of Aldermen

Purpose of committee

The Court of Aldermen is summoned and presided over by the Lord Mayor and consists of the 25 Aldermen, one for each ward of the City, and The Recorder of London.  Aldermen are elected at least every six years (separately from the Common Councillor elections, and not all at once).


Today the Court of Common Council (100 Common Councillors and 25 Aldermen) governs the City of London Corporation, the oldest continuous municipal democracy in the world, which in turn acts as local authority for the geographic Square Mile around St Paul’s, among many other roles. The range of services the City provides its workers, residents and visitors and the national and international work the City is called upon to perform is unique. Common Council accomplishes this work through a committee structure.


Contact information

Support officer: Lorraine Brook
tel. no.: 020 7332 1409. Email:

Postal address:
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270

Phone: 020 7332 1409