Your councillors

Mayor of Hackney

Hackney’s executive Mayor Philip Glanville was directly elected by the borough in 2018. He is the political leader of the Council, overseeing the budget and all Council services.

Civic and ceremonial duties

  • civic and ceremonial duties are undertaken by the Speaker of Hackney
  • the current Speaker is Cllr Michael Desmond


Councillors by ward

Councillors are elected by residents and serve for 4 years. The last borough-wide elections took place in
May 2018.

Councillors have a range of responsibilities, including helping to oversee Council services. Residents can contact their local representative and ask them to take up issues of concern.

Generally they can help with Council related matters, but if the issue is the responsibility of another person or organisation, councillors can often point people in the right direction and tell residents who they need to see.

Hackney has 57 councillors representing areas called wards.

Find your councillor

Search for your councillor by postcode.

Update on surgeries

Physical surgeries have been replaced by virtual surgeries due to coronavirus but some wards are starting to offer face-to-face surgeries again.

For more information

  • email your local councillor using the format ‘’
  • tel 020 8356 3373 to arrange a phone or video call, or book a face-to-face surgery appointment if it is available





De Beauvoir

Hackney Central

Hackney Downs

Hackney Wick



Hoxton East and Shoreditch

Hoxton West

Kings Park


London Fields



Stamford Hill West

Stoke Newington


Woodberry Down

Page updated on: 24 November 2021