City of London Corporation: caused by the death of Common Councilman Robin Eve.
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The 2013 election in this ward was fought between the three City establishment candidates and three candidates associated with the Young Briton's Foundation, a right-wing think tank with links to the Conservative party and the American neo-con movement. The Establishment candidates won easily.
Fighting this by-election are five non-party candidates: Nick Bensted-Smith, a partner at the financial firm Sarasin and Partners; Colin Gregory, who is on the council of the Hampstead Garden Suburb residents' association; Peter Hardwick, who gives an address in Clacton-on-Sea; Robert Pitcher, a lawyer with Eversheds specialising in finance and energy; and John Spanner TD, who was a Common Councilman for Farringdon Without ward from 1984 until losing his seat in the 2013 election, apparently after falling out with the meat traders at Smithfield Market. I would assume from this summary that Spanner is the Establishment candidate.
Parliamentary constituency: Cities of London and Westminster
GLA constituency: City and East
ONS Travel to Work Area: London
Postcode districts: EC1A, EC2R, EC2V