Mayor of London and London Assembly Election 2021
The election was scheduled to take place on 7 May 2020. It will now take place on 6 May 2021.
Electors in Lewisham will be given three ballot papers:
- The Mayor of London. You will be able to make a first and second choice from the list of candidates
- London Assembly – Party List. Vote for a party to select the proportion that party receives of the 11 London-wide Party List Assembly Members
- London Assembly – Constituency. Vote for a candidate to represent our borough as the Greenwich and Lewisham Constituency Member.
The official list of candidates for the Greenwich and Lewisham constituency Member of the London Assembly are:
ReformUK – London Deserves Better
Conservative Party Candidate
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
Voting in a Polling Station?
Because of the pandemic we’re making changes to the voting process in polling stations to keep everyone safe.
Email to everyone on the register
- 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.
Send the form via email as a scanned image or photo to:
Alternatively, submit the form to us by post or in person to
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.