Elected representatives

Hackney has 21 wards, 15 wards represented by three councillors and six wards represented by two councillors. Council elections take place every four years.

Hackney has a directly elected Mayor. The Mayor selects some of the councillors to be part of her cabinet. Together, they decide what policies should be put before full council for a vote.

Mayor Woodley was elected as Hackney’s third directly elected Mayor in November 2023.


Political composition – Labour controlled

  • Lab directly elected Mayor
  • Lab 49 seats
  • Con 5 seats
  • Green 2 seats
  • 1 vacancy

Your councillors

Find out who represents you and how to contact them. You can also find details of ward surgeries, ward forums and committees.

Code of conduct

See code of conduct for members

Meetings, agendas and minutes

See browse agendas/minutes


See have your say deputations

MPs and GLA

Visit MPs and GLA for information and contact details for your local Member of Parliament (MP) and Greater London Authority Member (GLA).

Please note that although we have the contact details for these representatives, the council does not undertake any work on behalf of local MPs or GLA members.

Complaints about elected members or co-opted members of the council

You can make a complaint to the Monitoring Officer if you believe that the Elected Mayor, a Councillor or a Co-Optee has breached the Code of Conduct (PDF 232kb).
Details of how to make a complaint and the procedure that is followed if a complaint is received can be viewed in the Code of Conduct Complaints Assessment, Investigation and Hearings Procedure Note.

Make a complain about elected members or co-opted members of the council

Councillor register of interests

See councillor’s register of interests.

Councillor gifts and hospitality

See register of gifts and hospitality 

Page updated on: 13 November 2023

Governance Services


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Hackney Town Hall
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