Welcome to the website for Cornhill, one of the Wards which make up the City of London. Each Ward is represented on the Court of Common Council, the decision making body for the City of London Corporation.
The City Corporation provides local authority and a wide range of other services to the residents and workers it serves. It speaks up internationally for UK based financial and professional services businesses. It manages thousands of acres of open space within the City and beyond (e.g. Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches) as well as three markets (Smithfield for meat, Billingsgate for fish and New Spitalfields for fruit and vegetables). The City Corporation also manages the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as well as running its own police force, the leading national police force for dealing with economic crime.
Elections take place every 4 years. The last elections to Common Council took place in March 2017. Voting is by secret ballot at a local polling station (The polling station for Cornhill Ward is at St.Michael’s Church, Cornhill) or by postal ballot in exactly the same way as in parliamentary and local government elections. All residents are eligible to vote and taking into account the unique nature of the modern City there is provision for workers of City firms to participate also. City worker voters are allocated in proportion to the number of employees but every business is eligible to nominate at least one elector. Electoral registers are updates annually every year between October and December.
The results of the most recent election in March 2017:
Joseph James Batty (Labour Party) 20
Peter Gerard Dunphy (Independent) 92 (E)
Stephen Decatur Haines (Independent) 85 (E)
Ian Christopher Norman Seaton (Independent) 77 (E)
(E) denotes elected. Turnout: 29.2%