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When is the next London mayoral election and who is running?

Sadiq has served as London Mayor since 2016 (Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The Mayor of London is an important role, representing the city and setting its budget.

They’re also responsible for making the capital a better place to live: providing affordable housing, helping businesses succeed, sorting out TfL (Transport For London), and ensuring opportunities for young people.

Not everything they must decide is popular, as the latest ULEZ expansion and backlash might prove for sitting Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

But how often does the Mayor of London get put to a vote, and when is the next one?

When is the next London mayoral election?

The last London mayoral election took place on May 6, 2021.

Twenty candidates from across the political spectrum threw their hat in the ring, in attempt to unseat Labour’s Sadiq Khan – however he was ultimately voted in to a second term in office.

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Typically, the Mayor of London serves a four-year term.

But in May 2024, Londoners will head to the polls again to vote for the next mayor, after the current serves a three-year term.

Sadiq Khan served five years (2016 to 2021) in his first term as Mayor of London, due to the pandemic (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

This is because the May 2021 election was actually due to take place in 2020.

It was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the 2024 vote will put the election cycle back on track.

The 2024 date was confirmed in March 2020 by the UK Parliament website.

Who could run for London Mayor next year?

Labour Party incumbent Sadiq Khan has already confirmed he will be running for re-election to a third term in office.

There are no limitations on how long a Mayor can serve.

So far, the only confirmed candidate running against him is the Green Party’s Zoë Garbett.

The Green Party held a nomination to declare their candidate on February 10, 2023 and Zoe won 51.2% of the vote.

Benali Hamdache was second, with 26.5%.

There are two names who have declared their intention to stand as the party candidate for the Conservatives, Andrew Boff and Samuel Kasumu.

Boff is the Deputy Chair of the London Assembly and he told On London he would run in January 2023.

Samuel Kasumu is also seeking election to stand as the Tory candidate – and he was the former special adviser to then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Other names who are expected to announce their own bids include London Assembly member Nick Rogers, Paul Scully and Shaun Bailey, who ran against Sadiq in 2021.

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