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The City of London is divided into 25 wards for the election of common councilmen, deputies and aldermen to the Corporation of London.

The wards have their origins in the Middle Ages, althoughthe number and boundaries have changed over time.

Electoral arrangementsEdit

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.

Citywardsmap

Wards of the City of London

WardCommon
Councilmen
(2003 - 2013)
Common
Councilmen
(2013 -)
Number on Map
Aldersgate564
Aldgate5520
Bassishaw327
Billingsgate2224
Bishopsgate8616
Bread Street229
Bridge2223
Broad Street3315
Candlewick2222
Castle Baynard782
Cheap238
Coleman Street546
Cordwainer3310
Cornhill2317
Cripplegate985
Dowgate2213
Farringdon Within883 [1], 3a [2]
Farringdon Without10101 [3], 1a [4]
Langbourn2319
Lime Street3418
Portsoken4421
Queenhithe2211
Tower5425
Vintry2212
Walbrook2214
  1. South Side, electing 4 councilmen
  2. North Side, electing 4 councilmen
  3. South Side, electing 4 councilmen
  4. North Side, electing 4 councilmen

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