Elections for Aldermen of the City of London are to be deferred until March 2022, the historic Court of Aldermen has decided.
The 25 Aldermen – part of the 125 elected Members of the Court of Common Council – usually stand down after six years in office or when they reach the age of 70.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a decision was made last year to suspend all Aldermanic elections until May 2021.
After discussions and as the pandemic continues, the suspension has been extended until March 2022.
The City Corporation also decided in Oct 2020 to postpone the Common Council elections which were due to be held in March 2021 until March 2022.
The 100 Common Councillors are elected at the same time, once every four years.
There is no ‘all out’ election of Aldermen, instead elections are held as and when a vacancy arises.