Mayor of London and London Assembly elections 2021

The Mayor of London and London Assembly elections will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021

About these elections

Voters in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames will choose who they want to be the Mayor of London, who they want to represent them on the London Assembly as the South West Constituency Assembly Member and who they want to represent them as London-wide Assembly Members.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is part of the South West constituency on the London Assembly, along with Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and London Borough of Hounslow.

Electors in Richmond 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 South West Constituency Member

Read more about these elections on the London Elects website.

How to vote

You will be given three ballot papers to vote.

The Mayor of London (pink ballot paper)

You have two choices for the Mayor of London.

  • Mark [X] your first choice in Column A.
  • Mark [X] a different second choice in Column B.

You must make a first choice or your vote won’t be counted. Each vote must be for a different candidate.

Constituency London Assembly Member (yellow ballot paper)

Choose who you want to represent the Merton and Wandsworth Constituency on the London Assembly.

  • Vote for only one candidate.
  • Mark [X] next to your choice.

London-wide Assembly Member (orange ballot paper)

Choose who you want to represent the whole of London on the London Assembly.

  • Vote only once.
  • Mark [X] next to your choice.

Further information about how to vote can be found on the London Elects website.

Electoral notices

Election timetable

The timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Timetable for the 2021 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections

Event

Date

Action

Publication of Notice of Election

Monday 22 March 2021

 

Delivery of nomination papers

On any working day during the hours stated on the notice of election until 4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021

View more information on how to stand as a South West Assembly Member candidate

Download a South West constituency nomination paper

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021

 

Deadline for withdrawals of nomination

4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021

 

Deadline for notification of appointment of election agents

4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021

 

Publication of first interim notice

Tuesday 30 March 2021

 

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

Not later than 4pm on Thursday 1 April 2021

 

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

Monday 19 April 2021

Register to vote

Deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Find out about voting by post

First issue of postal ballots (electors registered for postal vote on or before 8 April)

Wednesday 21 April 2021

 

Second issue of postal ballots (electors registered for postal vote after 8 April)

Monday 26 April 2021

 

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021

Find out about voting by proxy

Publication of notice of poll

Not later than Tuesday 27 April 2021

 

Publication of final election notice of alteration

Wednesday 28 April 2021

 

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling and counting agents

Wednesday 28 April 2021

 

First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes

Thursday 29 April 2021

 

Deadline for notification of appointment of sub-agents

Tuesday 4 May 2021

 

Polling day

7am to 10pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

 

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

 

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

5pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

Find out about voting by proxy

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

9pm on Thursday 6 May 2021

 

How to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate

The following information is on how to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate. If you want to stand as a Mayor of London or London-wide Assembly Member candidate, view the guidance published on London Elects.

Candidate qualifications

To be able to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate, you must be:

  • at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination
  • a citizen of the UK, Republic of Ireland, European Union or Commonwealth
  • registered to vote in London, or have lived, worked, rented or owned property in London for the past 12 months

Candidate nominations

If you intend to stand as a South West Constituency Assembly Member candidate, you are required to submit the following to the Constituency Returning Officer (CRO):

  • a completed nomination and nomination consent form which must be obtained from the CRO. Download a nomination pack or email elections@hounslow.gov.uk to request a pack to be sent to you
  • a deposit of £1,000 which is returned if the candidate gets more than 5% of votes cast in that constituency
  • if standing as the candidate for a political party, a certificate of authorisation from the registered political party’s nominating officer
  • if using a registered political party’s emblem on the ballot paper, a signed request to do so

Prospective South West Constituency Assembly Member candidates and agents briefing

Details on the prospective South West Constituency Assembly Member candidates and agents briefing will appear here in early 2021.

South West Constituency Assembly Member candidates and agents briefing

Details on the South West Constituency Assembly Member candidates and agents briefing will appear here in early 2021.

Candidate Spending

Find information relating to Candidate Spending.

List of election meeting rooms

View the list of meeting rooms that can be used by candidates (pdf, 73 KB) standing in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections.

Mayor of London and London Assembly election results

The results of the 2021 Mayor of London and London Assembly elections will appear here.

Interested in working on these elections?

We always need people to work in polling stations as presiding officers, poll clerks and floor walkers. If you are interested in working on this election, send an email using this link.

Voting and COVID-19

We will follow government guidelines to make polling stations COVID safe as possible

We're already making plans to help you stay safe while casting your vote at the polling station on Thursday 6 May. We ask you to follow government guidelines which include the wearing of face masks when visiting your polling station.

Pencils will be made available for your use. However, you may bring your own pen or pencil if you prefer.

There are alternative ways to vote in the elections if you do not want to vote in person: 

Postal voting

If you would prefer to vote by post in these elections, you must complete a postal vote application form. More information on how to apply for postal vote

Proxy voting

If you would prefer someone else to vote on your behalf (a proxy) at your polling station, you must complete a proxy vote application form. More information on how to apply for proxy voting.

The choice on how to vote (in person, by post or by proxy) is yours. 

Updated: 15 April 2021