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 its population. There are currently 100 Common Councilmen and 25 Aldermen serving as elected representatives, representing public interest and informing how the City of London Corporation should carry out its various activities.

Wards of London

Common Councilmen are elected every four years to serve on the City Corporation’s committees. The next Ward elections are scheduled to take place in March 2021. Their position in the City is a purely voluntary one and it is not remunerated. Between two and ten councillors are elected to represent each of the City Corporation’s 25 Wards, dependent on the size of the electorate. They work alongside the Aldermen, of which there are 25 (one per Ward), to oversee the work of the City Corporation and the delivery of a diverse range of services to residents, City workers and visitors.