Ready to change the face of the City?
If you care about the City - and want to step into a leadership role to represent its workers, residents and interests - you should consider standing for election to the City of London Corporation. We need people from all professions and backgrounds, who reflect the City we serve, to put themselves forward for election.!
There are two kinds of elected officials in the City of London Corporation, 100 Common Councillors and 25 Aldermen. Together, they form the Common Council, which is the City of London Corporation's main-decision making body.
Both can then join committees that oversee an incredibly diverse range of areas in the City and beyond - from finance and planning to cultural centres like the Barbican and Hampstead Heath. Becoming an elected member of the City of London Corporation can be a great way to gain board-level experience and pursue interests across a wide range of sectors.
While these are unpaid positions, the Court of Common Council has introduced a new scheme to recompense Members for the duties they undertake on behalf of the City Corporation. Claims under this scheme are voluntary and capped at £7,500 per annum. More detailed information can be found online in the Members' Financial Support Policy.