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Mayor of London and London Assembly Election 2021

The election to elect a Mayor for London and 25 London Assembly Members will take place on 6 May 2021.

The election was scheduled to take place on 7 May 2020. It will now take place on 6 May 2021. 

The election

Electors in Lewisham will be given three ballot papers:

  1. The Mayor of London. You will be able to make a first and second choice from the list of candidates
  2. London Assembly – Party List. Vote for a party to select the proportion that party receives of the 11 London-wide Party List Assembly Members
  3. London Assembly – Constituency. Vote for a candidate to represent our borough as the Greenwich and Lewisham Constituency Member.

Read information about these elections on the London Elects website.

The candidates

The official list of candidates for the Greenwich and Lewisham constituency Member of the London Assembly are: 

Surname

First name

Description

Adoo-Kissi-Debrah

Rosamund

Green Party

Annous

Chris

Liberal Democrats

Apostolides

Edward

ReformUK – London Deserves Better

Bui

Tan

Independent

Davis

Charlie

Conservative Party Candidate

Duvall

Len

Labour and Co-operative Party

The Formal statement of persons nominated can be found at the bottom of the page.

Mayoral and Party List candidates can be found on the London Elects website.

Understanding the Ballot Papers

For more information about how the ballot paper works, visit the London Elects website or watch their video about completing your ballot.

Voting in a Polling Station?

Because of the pandemic we’re making changes to the voting process in polling stations to keep everyone safe.

Watch this video from the Greater London Authority that explains how voting will look this year.

Email to everyone on the register

If you:

  • are currently on our electoral register
  • able to vote in the GLA elections
  • have given us your email address

You should have received an email from us reminding you that you are able to vote.

We want to make sure that as many people as possible vote in these elections. Registration, postal and proxy deadlines are listed below.

If you do not get an email it is either because:

  • you are not registered
  • you did not give us a valid email address.

Deadlines to register to vote and apply for a postal vote

The deadline to Register to vote in this election was midnight on 19 April 2021. The Deadline to apply for a postal vote was 5pm on 20 April 2021. The Deadline to apply to vote by proxy was 5pm on Tuesday 27 April at 5pm.

Vote by emergency proxy

If, after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April, you find you are unable to attend your polling station in person due to a medical emergency, or due to your occupation, service or employment and you only become aware of that fact after 5pm on Tuesday 27 April, then you may be able to appoint an emergency proxy to vote on your behalf.

To apply for an emergency proxy, please complete one of the forms below that matches your emergency.

Emergency Proxy Due to Medical Emergency

Emergency Proxy Due to Work

Emergency Proxy Due to COVID-19

Send the form via email as a scanned image or photo to:

Electoral.services@lewisham.gov.uk

Alternatively, submit the form to us by post or in person to

Electoral Services

Laurence House

Catford Road

SE6 1RU

To see one of the team please find us at Town Hall Chambers, next door to the Broadway Theatre booking office.

Applications for Emergency proxy voting can only be accepted from 5pm on Tuesday 27 April up until 5pm on 6 May 2021.

Voting and COVID-19

The Returning Officer has made arrangements to make Lewisham Polling Stations COVID-19 secure. This will include requiring voters to queue outside the polling station, placing limits on the numbers of voters inside the station at one time, wearing of face coverings by voters and staff, use of hand sanitizer, and encouraging voters to bring their own pen or pencil (single-use pencils will be available).

Should you or a member of your family test positive for COVID-19 and become unable to attend the polling station due to a requirement to self-isolate, please refer to our guidance above on Emergency Proxy Voting.