The area of the Square Mile is divided into 25 wards each of which are represented by a number of Members. Allocation of Members is determined by the size of the electorate and comprises one Alderman, with the remaining allocation made up by Common Councilmen.
The City of London gave a number of parliamentary undertakings to secure wider electoral reform than was provided for in the City of London (Ward Elections) Act, the legislation promoted by the City of London Corporation to change the City’s electoral system. These included a commitment to review the boundaries of the four residential wards to preserve the residential character of those wards and a further pledge to review the boundaries of the remaining wards.
A ward boundary review was undertaken in 2003, and as part of that process the City of London carried out a reduction in the number of Members. A further boundary review was undertaken in 2010, as a result of which the area of Vintry Ward was slightly enlarged to the north west. Please click here to view the revised Vintry Ward boundary map.
Vintry Ward has one Alderman, Dr Andrew Parmley, and two Common Councilmen, William Fraser and Tom Hoffman.