Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

CORPORATION LOOKS AT WIDENING BUSINESS VOTE

  • Comment
The Corporation of London may seek new legislation that would enable directors of city companies to vote in the cou...
The Corporation of London may seek new legislation that would enable directors of city companies to vote in the council's elections, the Financial News reports (p1).

Current law allow partners and sole traders to join residents in electing members to the Court of Common Council, the Corporation's governing body, but excludes directors of limited companies. As one Corporation insider comments: 'It is a clear anomaly that the man who runs the corner shop can vote, while the chairman of an investment bank can't'.

The paper suggests that, although the present government has shown no interest in changing the status quo, a Labour victory in the next election should spell reform.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.