Who Can I Vote For?

Mayor of London

This election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

You can choose from 1 ballot option in the Greater London Authority mayoral election.

How you vote This election uses Supplementary Vote.

Mark an X in the first column for your first choice. Mark an X in the second column for your second choice. You do not have to mark a second choice.

Read the instructions at the top of your ballot paper carefully.

For more information, visit The Electoral Commission's website or ask an official at your polling station.

The Mayor of London sets the overall strategy and vision for Greater London. They are responsible for areas such as police and fire services, transport, housing, planning and the environment. They control a combined budget of over £18 billion.

Find out more about the Mayor of London and London Assembly at the London Elects website.

View the official election information booklet (PDF).

Election events

You can meet candidates and question them at online events (often known as 'hustings'). Here are some events that are taking place:

Wednesday 28 April 2021 10:00: 2021 Mayor of London Business Hustings

London Assembly elections

City and East constituency

This election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

You will have up to 1 vote. You can choose from 1 ballot option in the City and East constituency.

How you vote This election uses First-past-the-post.

Mark an X in the box for your preferred candidate.

You can vote for up to 1 candidate in this election.

Read the instructions at the top of your ballot paper carefully.

For more information, visit The Electoral Commission's website or ask an official at your polling station.

Members of the London Assembly are elected to hold the Mayor of London to account. They examine the Mayor's decisions and actions in areas such as police and fire services, transport, housing, planning and the environment. The Assembly has the power to amend the Mayor's budget when two-thirds of its Members agree.

There are twenty-five members of the London Assembly. Eleven are elected by the whole city and fourteen are elected by individual constituencies across London.

Find out more about the Mayor of London and London Assembly at the London Elects website.

London Assembly elections

Additional members

This election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

You can choose from 11 ballot options in the London Assembly.

How you vote This election uses Additional Member System.

Read the instructions at the top of your ballot paper carefully.

For more information, visit The Electoral Commission's website or ask an official at your polling station.

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Animal Welfare Party

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Christian Peoples Alliance

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Communist Party of Britain

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Conservative and Unionist Party

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Green Party

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Heritage Party

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Labour Party

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Let London Live

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Liberal Democrats

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Londependence

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London Real Party

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National Liberal Party - True Liberalism

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Reform UK

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Rejoin EU

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Social Democratic Party

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Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

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UK Independence Party (UKIP)

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Women's Equality Party

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Members of the London Assembly are elected to hold the Mayor of London to account. They examine the Mayor's decisions and actions in areas such as police and fire services, transport, housing, planning and the environment. The Assembly has the power to amend the Mayor's budget when two-thirds of its Members agree.

There are twenty-five members of the London Assembly. Eleven are elected by the whole city and fourteen are elected by individual constituencies across London.

Find out more about the Mayor of London and London Assembly at the London Elects website.

London Borough of Newham referendum

On Thursday 6 May 2021, voters in Newham will also be able to vote in a referendum.

The question you will be asked on the ballot paper is:

How would you like the London Borough of Newham to be run?

By a mayor who is elected by voters. This is how the council is run now.
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By one or more committees made up of elected councillors. This would be a change from how the council is run now.

You can find out more information on the London Borough of Newham website.

Tower Hamlets Borough Council referendum

On Thursday 6 May 2021, voters in Tower Hamlets will also be able to vote in a referendum.

The question you will be asked on the ballot paper is:

How would you like Tower Hamlets Borough Council to be run?

By a mayor who is elected by voters. This is how the council is run now.
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By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This would be a change from how the council is run now.

You can find out more information on the Tower Hamlets Borough Council website.

Where to vote

You should get a "poll card" through the post telling you where to vote.

If you haven't got one, or aren't sure where to vote, you should call London Borough of Tower Hamlets on 020 7364 0872.

Read more about how to vote.

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