Introduction

Richard and Mary Fleck

Standing for City and Livery

On Monday 25th June 2018 Richard Fleck CBE will be standing for election as Sheriff.

All liverymen (clothed before May 2017) are entitled to vote, and you are encouraged to do so, by attending at Guildhall in person at noon on 25th June. There is no postal or proxy voting, more details here.

Richard’s Election Address was distributed in early May. That Address invited those Liverymen who have not met Richard and his wife, Mary, to view a number of short video clips.

Richard is the immediate past master Tallow Chandler and was a senior partner with the City law practice, Herbert Smith Freehills.

Elsewhere on the website, you may read of his extensive roles in the City, internationally, and importantly of his work in livery, philanthropic and pro bono activities.

This is not ‘business as usual’

The outcome of the Brexit negotiations is crucial for the City of London and, as a result, the choice of the Sheriffs to support the Lord Mayor in representing the City has never been more important.

So even if you’ve never voted for a Sheriff before, this is the year to do so – please put 25th June 2018 in your diary.

Four candidates (for two places) are standing for election.

They are:

In law, there are two sheriffs, and the livery are free to vote for whichever two candidates they choose. Richard invites you to use one of your two votes for him, and the other for Alderman Vincent Keaveny.

And now, please read more of Richard Fleck, and the role of the Sheriffs, on this site.