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Mayor of Hackney
Philip Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, becoming the borough’s second directly elected Mayor. He was re-elected in May 2018.
Previously a councillor in Hoxton West for 10 years, Philip spent 3 years as Cabinet Member for Housing before becoming Deputy Mayor in 2016.
As Cabinet Member for Housing, Philip oversaw the delivery of genuinely affordable homes, which he is continuing as Mayor, committing the Council to tripling the number of council homes built since 2010, including 800 for social rent.
Employment, skills and education are also a key priority for the Mayor; supporting schools, ensuring that we actively help young people into careers and that all residents, whatever their age, have the skills and support they need to get into employment, return to work or start a business – all contributing towards his agenda to bridge the gap between Hackney’s residents and their growing local economy. Critical to this agenda has been the Council’s award winning in-house apprenticeship programme.
Philip is committed to being a campaigning Mayor, standing up for Hackney’s most vulnerable residents and for local government’s important role in fighting austerity. He writes extensively on these subjects, and more recently has been part of the growing ‘new municipalism’ movement in local government.
He has served on the LLDC Board since 2016, and is currently the Chair of London Councils’ Grants Committee, Co-Chair of Thrive London and London Councils Digital Champion.
The Mayor has set 5 overarching priorities for the Council:
- tackling inequality; making Hackney a place that works for everyone, with affordable homes, job opportunities and first class schools, where no-one is left behind
- an ambitious and well-run council that delivers high quality services, financial stability, and first class-local facilities
- prioritising quality of life and the environment; making our streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians, tackling air pollution, protecting our parks and green spaces
- a campaigning council that speaks up for Hackney and actively intervenes to protect and promote the well-being of the borough and its citizens
- connecting with Hackney’s communities; a visible, engaging, and listening council, working in partnership with local people to shape services, and promoting community cohesion
You can contact the Mayor via the contact details below, or using the following form:
The Mayor also holds monthly casework surgeries at the Town Hall. To book an appointment, please call the Mayor’s Office.
Due to the high demand for appointments, residents are first encouraged to phone or write to the Mayor, or to attend their local ward councillor surgery.