London Mayoral Elections – Thursday 6 May 2021 

Tuesday 06-04-2021 - 12:21
Mayoral election 2021 article

On Thursday 6 May, Londoners will vote to decide who becomes the next Mayor of London. 

The Mayor of London is responsible for several areas, from housing - including the quality and quantity of housing and homelessness - to health, transport and the environment. To develop strategies and fund services in these areas, the Mayor has a budget of £17bn. 

As a citizen of London, the decisions that the Mayor makes - whether that's the cost of public transport, the affordability of housing, or tackling pollution - will affect you.  With that in mind, it's important that you vote in the mayoral elections and have your say on how your city is run. 

Registering to vote 

To have your say in this important election, you must be registered to vote.  

Any British, EU or Commonwealth citizen aged over 18 and living in London can register to vote quickly and easily online

Make sure you’re registered by midnight on Monday 19 April. You can vote in person, via post or by proxy on election day. Click here to find your local polling station and find out more about how voting works and how the elections will be run in a Covid-secure way. 

Deciding who to vote for 

There are 20 candidates standing to become Mayor of London and you can find out more about them and their policies through London Elects

You can also join us as we attend London Citizens’ Mayoral Assembly on Wednesday 28 April from 5:45pm, where the Conservative and Labour candidates for Mayor of London will be speaking about issues Londoners care about including housing and homelessness, youth safety, the Living Wage, and more! Click here for your FREE ticket. 

For more information on the London Mayoral Elections 2021, visit the official elections page at 

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