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, and again in May 2022.


Philip Glanville
Philip Glanville

About the Mayor

Previously a councillor in Hoxton West for 10 years, Philip spent 3 years as Cabinet Member for Housing before becoming Deputy Mayor in 2016, and then Mayor in September of that year.

As Cabinet Member for Housing, Philip oversaw the delivery of genuinely affordable homes, which he is continuing as Mayor, committing the Council to building a further 1,000 council homes for social rent between 2022 and 2026.

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 a Board member of the NHS North East London Integrated Care Board, London Councils Digital Champion, and the Chair of London Councils’ Transport & Environment Committee, which includes responsibility for climate change.

Contact the Mayor

You can contact the Mayor via or using the contact details below.

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.

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Page updated on: 19 August 2022

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