City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the financial district of London, known as the Square Mile. It supports the diverse and sustainable London and encourages the vibrant city to thrive within the globally-successful UK.

Departments

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the City of London, distinct from the Greater London Authority. Historically, it is the ancient core from which the rest...

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Services

The City of London Corporation has a large range public services to support and enrich the City ranging from Libraries to Social Care. The City extends their support and role...

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The Lord Mayor

The current Lord Mayor serving for two years 2019-2021 is the Rt Hon Alderman William Russell who is the 692nd Lord mayor of the City. The Rt Hon the Lord...

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Court of Common Council

The City of London is divided into 25 wards. Each ward elects one Alderman and two or more Common Councilmen (collectively referred to as Members, equivalent to councillors), dependent on...

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How to become a Common Councilman

Becoming a councillor in the City (known as a Common Councillor) is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. It enables people to play a valuable part in...

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Court of Aldermen

The Court of Aldermen forms part of the senior governance of the City of London Corporation. It comprises twenty five Aldermen of the City of London and the Recorder of...

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How to become an Alderman and Sheriff

In the City of London, but nowhere else, Aldermen are still elected for each of the wards of the City, by the regular electorate, and until 2004 could hold office...

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How to become a non-Aldermanic Sheriff

Each year the liveryman of the City’s Livery Companies meet in Guildhall to elect two sheriffs at an event called Common Hall. The usual arrangement is that one of the...

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City Officers

The Town Clerk The role of the Town Clerk of the City of London dates back to 1274 when Ralph Crepyn held office until 1306. This role has now transitioned...

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