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14th April 2016

Londoners receive a guide to candidates, elections and how to vote

With just weeks to go until Londoners vote for a new Mayor and 25 London Assembly Members, a guide to the candidates and elections [1] is being delivered to around 5.8 million registered voters across the 33 London boroughs - as required by law.


With candidates hitting the campaign trail all over London and the final list of those standing confirmed, London Elects are now printing almost six million copies of the booklet, placing them in addressed envelopes, loading them onto lorries and putting them through the letterboxes of London’s around 5.8 million registered electors. From today, over 400,000 booklets will be sent out every day for two weeks.


The 32 page guide contains information on how the work of the Mayor and London Assembly affects the everyday lives of Londoners, a list of Mayoral and London Assembly candidates [2], an easy to follow guide on how to fill out the three ballot papers and a ‘mini-manifesto’ from ten of the 12 Mayoral candidates [3].


Greater London Returning Officer, Jeff Jacobs, said:

“Londoners will soon make a choice which will affect the way their capital is run for the next four years. They’ll elect a Mayor with an annual budget of around £16 billion and the 25 London Assembly Members who act as the eyes and ears of Londoners, to make sure the Mayor delivers on his or her promises.


“These 26 people will make decisions which affect your everyday life in London, so look out for your booklet, which will help you make that important choice. Make sure you’re registered to vote - so you can have your say on 5th May.”


The booklet is available in large print, braille or audio on request from [email protected] or call 020 7983 4444.  The booklet can be viewed online at The website is also packed full of information about what the Mayor and London Assembly Members are responsible for, when to vote and much more.


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. London Elects – on behalf of the Greater London Returning Officer – is required by election law to produce and deliver an information booklet to all registered voters in London.
  2. Lists of all the candidates standing in the London Assembly elections (for both the 14 Assembly Constituency Member seats and the 11 London-wide Assembly Member seats).
  3. Each of the mayoral candidates wrote their own manifesto. Candidates are not obliged to be included in the booklet, but if they do wish to be included, they are required by law to contribute £10,000 towards the printing and distribution costs. Ankit Love and Prince Zylinski chose not to be included.

          i) London Elects makes legal checks on the content submitted by candidates, but beyond this they do not control the contents of the candidates’ submissions.

  1. Printed on 100% recycled paper.
  2. The booklet was printed by FDM plc. 7 Electra Business Park, 160 Bidder Street, London E16 4ES. 
  3. London Elects is the independent body responsible – under the direction of the Greater London Returning Officer (GLRO) – for overseeing and encouraging participation in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.
  4. As of 1 March 2016, there were 5,634,331 registered voters in Greater London.



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