Sir George promotes fairer voting system in City of London
28 Jan 2002
City of London Guildhall - home of the City Corporation
City of London Guildhall - home of the City Corporation
As sponsor of a Private Bill, the City of London (Ward Election) Bill, Sir George proposed an amendment linking the right to vote to the number of people working on the premises. After a three hour debate, the amendment was agreed.

Unlike other local authorities the City of London comprises mainly business premises with relatively few private residents. The City has a unique role in the UK economy, supporting a high proportion of our balance of trade and providing employment for many people who commute to work - far more commuters than residents. Local elections in the City have traditionally been based on a combination of votes representing business interests (employers) and votes representing residents. This Bill updates the electoral process.

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