The wards have their origins in the Middle Ages, althoughthe number and boundaries have changed over time.
Each ward elects one alderman to the Court of Aldermen, and between two and ten common councilmen to the Court of Common Council.
The number of common councilmen elected by a ward varies depending on the number of electors (including both residents and business voters).
Only electors who are Freeman of the City of London are eligible to stand.
Since 2003 the four wards have been designated as "residential": Aldersgate, Cripplegate, Portsoken and Queenhithe. These four wards elect 20 of the 100 common councilmen between them. The remaining 21 "business-dominated" wards elected the remaining 80 councilmen.
List of wardsEdit
The number of Common Councilmen will remain at 100, but the allocation of them between wards was to be altered at the 2013 election.
(2003 - 2013)
|Number on Map|
|Farringdon Within||8||8||3 , 3a |
|Farringdon Without||10||10||1 , 1a |