In just a few short months, the London Mayoral elections will be in full swing.

The current Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan will be hoping to win a third time against the Conservatives Susan Hall and the Liberal Democrats Rob Blackie to name a few.

However, before voting kicks off on May 2, there are a few key things any Londoner should know about the role of the London Mayor.

From how long a term lasts, to how many times a Mayor can be re-elected, this is what to know about the role.

How long can you be the Mayor of London?

The role of the Mayor of London does not have a limit on how many terms you can serve.

Since Londoners began to vote for the role in 2000, the capital has only had three Mayors.

They are: Ken Livingstone (2000-2008), Boris Johnson (2008-2016) and Sadiq Khan (2016-present).

All have served eight years, however, as there is no limit on how long a Mayor can serve, their time as Mayor could've lasted even longer.

How many times can a Mayor of London be re-elected?

As there is no limit on how long a Mayor can serve, there is also no limit on the number of times a candidate can be re-elected into the role.

That means, that if Sadiq Khan wins his third time in the role, it would be record-breaking and see him become the longest-serving elected Mayor.


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How to register to vote for the London Mayoral Elections

You can register to vote online for the Mayoral Elections via the London Elects website here.

To be able to register you must be over 16, a British citizen or an Irish or EU citizen living in the UK, a Commonwealth citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission, a citizen of another country living in Scotland or Wales who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need permission.

To vote in the Mayoral elections you must be registered and live in London and on the day of the vote be at least 18 years old.

It's important to note that being registered with council services and paying council tax does not mean you are automatically on the electoral register.