Congratulations go to Peter Cook and David Wootton who have been elected as the Lay and Aldermanic Sheriffs for the City of London for the coming year. Both will be ceremonially confirmed in post on 25th September.
It’s a great honour to be selected for this office, representing the history and culture of our great City.
But having recently come through our own county elections in Kent, I was struck by the voter data. Peter Cook polled 1199 whilst David Wootton polled 1711. A third candidate, Timothy Oliver attracted 689 votes.
But it was the turnout which caught my eye – just 7.49%.
And we worried in June about low forties!