Mayor of London and London Assembly

Summary

The Mayor of London and London Assembly represent the people living in London.

They work with London’s councils, central government and other organisations on different aspects of London life.

The Mayor of London sets a vision for the city, and the budget to put that vision into action.  

The London Assembly holds the mayor to account and investigates issues that are important to London.

There are 25 Assembly Members in total. 14 represent constituencies, and 11 represent all of London.

Find out more about the Mayor of London and London Assembly

Who can vote in these elections

If you are eligible to vote and are registered to vote in London, you can vote in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.

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Voting in these elections

The UK Government has postponed the elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 due to the current and emerging situation around COVID-19. Read our statement

Voting in these elections

Elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly take place every four years.

At these elections, you vote for:

  • the Mayor of London
  • your constituency London Assembly Member
  • the London-wide Assembly Members

Mayor of London election

The Mayor of London election uses the Supplementary Vote system (SV).

The ballot paper for the Mayor of London election is pink. It will list the candidates for mayor, with two columns for marking your first choice and second choice.

In the first column, you mark a cross next to the candidate who is your first choice. For your vote to be counted, you need to cast a first choice vote. 

In the second column, you can mark a cross next to the candidate who is your second choice. You don’t have to mark a second choice.

Constituency London Assembly Member

The Constituency London Assembly Member election uses first-past-the-post voting.

The ballot paper for the Constituency London Assembly Member election is yellow. It will list the candidates for your London Assembly constituency (this is different to your parliamentary constituency).

You can only vote for one candidate, by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice.

London-wide Assembly Member

The London Assembly election uses the additional member system.   

The ballot paper for the London-wide Assembly Member is orange. It will list the parties that have candidates.

You can only vote once, by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice. 
 

Last updated: 6 April 2020
Next review: 11 September 2020