Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Greater London Authority elections

Candidate spending

The following section provides guidance on candidate spending at Greater London Authority elections.

This guidance covers:

  • how much you can spend in the lead up to the election
  • which activities count as candidate spending
  • what records you must keep
  • how to account for different types of spending

Most of the rules are the same for all candidates, whether they are standing to be Mayor of London, a constituency member or a London-wide member. Where the rules differ, we make this clear throughout the guidance. For example, the different types of candidates have different spending limits and different reporting obligations.

See Who is responsible for candidate spending? for more information about the responsibilities of the agent and candidate.

Last updated: 1 February 2024