Hackney has had a directly elected Mayor since 2002. The Mayor selects some of the councillors to be part of his Cabinet. Together, they decide what policies should be put before the Council for a vote. Mayor and councillors are elected every four years.
Philip Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney in May 2018, and is the borough’s second directly elected Mayor.
The Mayor’s Priorities:
- Fairer: Making Hackney a place that works for everyone, with affordable homes, job opportunities, and excellent services and schools; where everyone can play a part.
- Safer: Making Hackney a place where everyone can feel healthy and safe, at home, at work, and on streets, parks, and estates, and where the air is cleaner.
- More sustainable: Making Hackney a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable place, with strong, cohesive, and diverse communities.