100 seats to the Court of Common Council
51 seats needed for a majority
Results by ward. Red represents Labour. Blue represents Temple & Farringdon Together. Grey represents Independents. Wards coloured dark grey did not hold contests.
The 2017 City of London Corporation election took place on 23 March 2017 to elect members of the Court of Common Council in the City of London Corporation, England.These elections take place every four years. As in the previous election, the vast majority of Council members were elected as independents.
In the 2013 election, all hundred seats were won by independent candidates. In 2017, fifteen of the hundred seats on the Council were won by political parties: the newly created Temple & Farringdon Together party and the Labour Party.
The elections attracted media attention as they represented a high point in the City for Labour, who until the 2017 election had only ever won a single seat in a 2014 by-election for Portsoken ward.
26 councillors were elected unopposed: twenty-five independents and one Labour.
|City of London Corporation Election, 2017|
|Count||Gains||Losses||Net||Of total (%)||Of total (%)||Count||Change|
|Labour||Jason Paul Pritchard||230||20.03|
|Independent||John William Fletcher||197||17.16|
|Independent||Henry Llewellyn Michael Jones||187||16.29|
|Independent||David James Barker||60||5.23|
|Labour gain from Independent|
A by-election was held in Bishopsgate ward on 20 March 2018, following the election of independent Common Councilman Prem Goyal as Alderman for Portsoken ward in December 2017. The seat was won by independent Shravan Joshi.
A by-election was held in Castle Baynard ward on 9 October 2018, following the election of independent Common Councilman Emma Edham as Alderman for Candlewick ward in July 2017. The seat was won by Labour candidate Natasha Lloyd-Owen.