The Labour Party is hoping to have six candidates elected to the Common Council of the City of London, the body which makes decisions on issues which arise from the work of the City Corporation’s various committees.
By tradition, members of the Common Council are independent and do not represent any political party. Today’s announcement follows ceremonies last week where Labour’s six candidates were each adopted as a Freeman of the City of London.
A Labour Party statement said the party intended “to take on the ‘good and the great’ of the City establishment”.
The elections for Common Councilmen will take place on 16 March 2009 with 100 seats up for grab across the City’s 25 wards.
External link: CityVote’09