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Details of the City of London’s Corporation EU Vote Released

Details of the City of London Corporation’s vote on the European Union referendum were published today.

Minutes of last week’s meeting of the Corporation’s primary-decision making body, the Court of Common Council, voted to support the motion: “Taking into account the views of City stakeholders and businesses, the City of London Corporation supports the United Kingdom remaining a member of the European Union.”

The vote was taken on a show of hands which the Lord Mayor declared carried.

An earlier vote on the motion on whether the City of London Corporation should remain neutral was decided on by a vote by members.

The motion read : “That the Court of Common Council approves the City of London Corporation adopting a position on the UK’s Membership of the EU.”

The result of the vote was 58 in favour and 37 against.

The division list can be found here on page 15.

The Court of Common Council works through committees, like many other local authorities, but it is unique in that it is non-party political. It is represented by 125 Members. Its main business focuses on the reports of committees, motions and Members' questions.

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About the City of London Corporation

The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation has three roles:

  • We support London’s communities by working in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on economic regeneration, education and skills projects. In addition, the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust makes grants of around £20 million annually to charitable projects across London and we also support education with three independent schools, three City Academies, a primary school and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • We also help look after key London’s heritage and green spaces including Tower Bridge, Museum of London, Barbican Arts Centre, City gardens, Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest, Burnham Beeches, and important ‘commons’ in south London.
  • We also support and promote the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach.

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