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Countdown to London Mayor and Assembly election

With less than 50 days to go, people who are not registered to vote are being warned they must do so by 18 April to guarantee a say in the London Mayor and London Assembly elections on 3 May 2012.

On 3 May 2012, people in London will get a chance to vote for the Mayor of London and the 25 members of the London Assembly.

People living in Lambeth can register to vote by downloading and filling in a form from our website at www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections or by calling 020 7926 2254.

The people you vote for in this election are responsible for many aspects of your everyday life; from the underground, local bus services and policing, to green spaces, air quality and Trafalgar Square.

The Mayor of London plays a vital role in running the capital, and has several key functions including:

  •     making plans, strategies and policies for Londoners
  •     being the executive of London-wide government and managing a budget of approximately £14.6bn to run transport, policing, fire services and promote London’s economy
  •     representing the capital at home and abroad.

While London boroughs retain responsibility for delivering many services on the ground, the role of Mayor offers strategic and London-wide leadership for the capital.

The London Assembly has an essential role in London’s government. Meeting in public at City Hall, the London Assembly is a watchdog for London and acts to hold the Mayor to account by examining their strategies, decisions and actions, while also investigating issues that are important to Londoners.

The Assembly is made up of 25 Members who are elected at the same time as the Mayor; 11 Members represent the interests of the whole of the capital, while 14 represent constituencies – which are made up of two to four London boroughs.

View the notice of elections of our elections page.

For more information about the elections, go to www.londonelects.org.uk

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