FAQs

HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH PREM?

You can contact Prem in either of the following ways:

Email: prem@premgoyal.com

Mobile Phone: 07719 035409

HOW DO I MEET PREM?

Prem is happy to meet one-on-one with you to discuss your concerns, issues and ideas. He can also explain how the City supports residents and businesses and ensures the City remains a great place to live and work.

Prem organised a monthly meetup for residents and businesses who would like to get to know more about the City of London. See his latest monthly City newsletter for details here and RSVP to attend.

Otherwise, get in touch with Prem by email or mobile.

CAN I VOTE IN THE PORTSOKEN ALDERMANIC ELECTION on 14 december?

Portsoken will choose its Alderman on Thursday 14 December 2017.

Residents who are on the 2017 Ward List and are UK citizens can vote in the Portsoken Aldermanic Election. European Union citizens are not eligible to vote.

For residents who are not on the Ward List, the annual canvass in underway and you can register to vote in City Elections by 30 November. You will receive a green form which needs to be updated / completed and sent back to the City Electoral Services team. If completed by 30 November 2017, you will be included on the 2018 Ward List which is published in early February.

You can find out more by visiting the City of London website. Otherwise you can contact the City’s Electoral Services team at electoralservices@cityoflondon.gov.uk who can help you.

CAN I APPLY FOR A POSTAL VOTE?

Yes. If you are already a registered voter in Portsoken you can apply for a postal vote.

To apply for a postal vote, you must download and complete the postal vote application form from the following page: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/voting-elections/Pages/postal-votes.aspx

Once you have completed the form, you must return it by either of the following methods:

Email: electoralservices@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Post: Electoral Services, Town Clerk’s Department, City of London, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is Wednesday 29 November 2017

CAN I APPLY FOR A PROXY VOTE?

You can apply for a proxy vote if you are not able to vote on Thursday 14 December because:

  1. You are unable to go to the polling station (e.g. if you’re on holiday)
  2. You have a physical condition that means you cannot attend the polling station
  3. Your employment or attendance on an educational course means you cannot attend the polling station
  4. You are a Crown Servant, British Council Employee, or member of the Armed Forces, or spouse or civil partner of one

To apply for a proxy vote, you must download and complete the postal vote application form from the following page: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/voting-elections/Pages/proxy-votes.aspx

Once you have completed the form, you must return it by either of the following methods:

Email: electoralservices@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Post: Electoral Services, Town Clerk’s Department, City of London, Guildhall, London EC2P 2EJ

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is Wednesday 6 December 2017

WHAT ARE THE KEY DATES for the portsoken aldermanic election?

Here are the key dates in the run up to the Portsoken Aldermanic Election on Thursday 14 December:

  • Tuesday 14 November – Publication of Notice of Election
  • Thursday 23 November– Publication of Persons Nominated in the election
  • Wednesday 29 November – Deadline to apply for a postal vote
  • Wednesday 6 December – Deadline to apply for a proxy vote
  • Wednesday 13 December – Portsoken Wardmote (ward meeting)
  • Thursday 14 December – Election Day

WHEN IS ELECTION / VOTING DAY?

Polling day is Thursday 14 December 2017. Polling stations will be open from 8am to 8pm.

WHERE CAN I VOTE IN THE PORTSOKEN ALDERMANIC ELECTION?

The election is on Thursday 14 December. There are two polling stations for Portsoken voters:

If you live or work north of Aldgate High Street, including the Middlesex Street Estate, your polling stations is: Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, London E1 7AE.

artizan street polling station

If you live or work south of Aldgate High Street including the Mansell Street Estate, your polling stations is: Portsoken Community Centre, Guinness Court Estate, Mansell Street, London E1 8AH.

portsoken community centre polling station

Polling stations open on Thursday 14 December 2017 from 8am – 8pm.

If you have a postal vote but have not yet returned it, you can still vote by taking your postal vote to the polling station on the day.

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE WARDMOTE TAKE PLACE?

The Wardmote (ward meeting) in Portsoken prior to election day will take place on Wednesday 13 December at 6PM.

It will take place at Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, London E1 7AE.

WHY IS PREM STANDING TO BE PORTSOKEN’S ALDERMAN?

Prem has lived and worked in the Portsoken area for 18 years. He loves the Portsoken community, where his friends, staff and he live and work. He has loyally supported local businesses, including restaurants, barbers and gym, for 17 years. Prem has walked on Minories, Mansell Street and Middlesex Street several times every day of his life in London and has made lifelong friendships with many residents of these two estates.

Prem is standing because Portsoken needs an Alderman who has a track record of delivering solutions and working with City businesses of all sizes, will unite our community and dedicate 100% of their time and resources to the Ward.

Residents from both estates, Portsoken Ward Club members and local businesses have also encouraged Prem to stand as Portsoken’s Alderman candidate. You can see what some other them are saying about Prem here

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PREM’S POLICIES AND INVOLVEMENT IN PORTSOKEN?

You can read Prem’s ideas and manifesto to prioritise Portsoken here

You can find out more about Prem’s involvement in Portsoken and 18-years connection with the Portsoken area here

You can also read his leaflets below: