Election of Sheriffs


The "Livery assembled in Common Hall" elect two Sheriffs each Midsummer Day (24th June) at Guildhall in the City of London.


For more on the Sheriff election on 25th June 2018 (24th being a Sunday), follow this link toPullman’s chairmanship of the election campaign for Richard FleckCBE


Normally, one of the Sheriffs is an alderman, who will hope to go on to become the Lord Mayor of London; and the other, sometimes referred to as the non-aldermanic sheriff, who has no further civic ambitions after completing his/her year at the Old Bailey.

To view the formal notice of the Election at Common Hall,please click this link.

The office of the Sheriff is the oldest civic office in the City (older even than the office of the Lord Mayor itself). Read here about therole and responsibilities of the non-aldermanic Sheriff

In 2012 Alderman Jeffery Evans and Nigel Pullman were each elected by the liverymen of the (then) 108 Livery Companies in June and can be seen photographed together above. They were succeeded in September 2013 by Alderman Sir Paul Judge and Adrian Waddingham CBE, and a year later by Alderman Andrew Parmley and Fiona Adler.

To read more on the City of London, its Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Lord Mayor, please visithttp://www.liverycompanies.info

These two YouTube cartoon videos also provide an amusing, affectionate, and not wholly inaccurate take on the City of London, its history, andgovernance:

Secret City of London part 1

Secret City of London part 2

Nigel Pullman 2017