Guidance and resources for candidates and their agents at the Greater London Authority elections

Guidance on these pages is being updated for polls on 7 May 2020. If you have any questions please contact London Elects.

An overview document gives instructions on how to use this guidance and who does what at these elections. Read the overview: 

Timetable for the Greater London Authority election: 

Part 1

Can you stand for election?

This part covers:

  • Qualifications for standing for election
  • Disqualifications from standing for election

Part 2a

Standing as a candidate for London Mayor

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • The deposit
  • The mayoral address booklet
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent, sub-agent(s) and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

 

Part 2b

Standing at the Constituency Member election to the London Assembly

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Being nominated in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

 

Part 2c

Standing at the London-wide Member election to the London Assembly

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Being nominated in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

 

Part 3

Spending and donations

This part covers:

  • How much you can spend
  • The activities covered by the rules
  • Which donations you can accept
  • How to check donations you receive
  • What information needs to be recorded and reported

View all spending return forms and declarations

Part 6

After the declaration of results

This part covers:

  • Making the declaration of acceptance of office
  • Access to election paperwork
  • Submitting your spending returns and declarations
  • Questioning the result through an election petition