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Have Your Say on the 5th of May: Lively Londoners flag up Election Day at City Hall

1st April 2016

***OPERATIONAL NOTE***   Not for publication or broadcast

Event:             Londoners issue ‘one month to go’ Election reminder

Date:               Tuesday 5th April 2016

Time:              8.45am for 9am start

Venue:            The Scoop, outside City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA

People who make up the rich tapestry of the capital will come together to remind Londoners of the upcoming Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections. There is one month to go until Polling Day on 5th May.

As the countdown continues, Londoners of all ages and backgrounds including representatives from Chelsea Pensioners, Pearly Kings and Queens, Notting Hill Carnival and Tower Hamlets’ Kekoa children’s football team will bring colour to The Scoop, holding up placards spelling out the Elections date with City Hall providing the backdrop.

With less than two weeks left to register to vote in the Elections, the groups will create an aerial shot of the number five in The Scoop, as well as individual group pictures with a large inflatable ‘X’ symbolising how to vote on a ballot form.

Media Attendance

Media wishing to attend should email [email protected]. For additional information please call Sarah Hitchings on 020 7983 4186 or Sarah Dolly on 020 7983 4066.


For more information, please contact the London Elects media office

London Elects Head of Media Relations:

Alison Bell - 07887 832 918 or 020 7983 4228 – City Hall

[email protected]   

Follow us on Twitter @londonelects


Notes to editors

  1. A complete list of groups attending will be provided on the day.
  2. The deadline to register to vote in the Elections is 18th April 2016.
  3. This unique form of local government represents the interests of London and Londoners. London has one Mayor and 25 Assembly Members. The Mayor of London is responsible for running the city, from policing and housing to environment and transport. The Assembly keeps a check on the Mayor’s work and investigates issues that matter to Londoners.
  4. London Elects, under the direction of the Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO) – is responsible for overseeng and encouraging participation in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.  London Elects is part of the Greater London Authority.
  5. To find out more, visit:



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