Standing for City and Livery
On Monday 25th June 2018, the date of the Common Hall election for the two sheriffs of the City of London, Richard Fleck CBE will be standing as a non-aldermanic candidate.
Richard is the immediate past master Tallow Chandler, and prior to becoming a consultant with the firm, 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.
Richard held his first Hustings meeting on Monday 13th November, you can read the transcript of his address here. Another is planned for the new year on Monday 19th March; provisional details are here.
At October 2017, four candidates (for two places) have indicated their intention to stand. However the formal closing date for nominations is not until 30th April 2018.
The four are:
- Richard Fleck
- Liz Green – link to website
- Alderman Vincent Keaveny – link to website
- Gwen Rhys – link to website
In law, there are two sheriffs, and the livery are free to vote for whichever two candidates they choose. In practice, all non-aldermanic candidates will encourage their supporters to cast one of their votes for the alderman standing, and the second for themselves. And indeed this is what Richard Fleck will say.
But the four listed above have equal status; there is not one vacancy for an alderman, and another for a non-alderman.
Thus the four technically equal potential candidates are listed alphabetically.
And now, please read more of Richard Fleck, and the role of the sheriffs on this site.