Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Greater London Authority elections

Declaration of result

Declaration of London-wide Assembly and the Mayor of London results

The Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO) will declare the results, once all the constituency counts have been completed.1   

The Constituency Returning Officer (CRO) will inform the candidates and agents who are present, of the local count totals and the statement of rejected ballot papers once the GLRO has given approval. The GLRO will also inform the CRO when they can declare the local results.

Declaration of the Constituency Assembly Member election results2

The GLRO will advise when the CRO can inform any candidates and agents present and declare the local result.

The CRO will give public notice of the result.

The CRO will publish a notice with the name of each candidate and their description (if any), the number of votes for all candidates, and the number of rejected ballot papers.

What happens to the paperwork after the results are announced?

The CRO must seal all election documentation, add a description of the contents to each packet and forward them on to the ERO.3

For more information on what happens after the declaration of the result see our guidance on after the election.

Last updated: 1 February 2024