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
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)
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