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Philip Glanville is Labour's candidate in the by-election for Mayor of Hackney, Thursday 15th September.

 

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Following the resignation of current Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe, Hackney Labour have selected Philip Glanville as Labour's candidate to contest the by-election. Philip has a wealth of experience as a local councillor in Hoxton West for ten years, Cabinet Member for Housing for the last six years and now Deputy Mayor. His vision for Hackney is one that is both innovative and achievable and aims to build a better, fairer, more sustainable borough.

Philip's pledges

Tackle the housing crisis 

  • Double the number of council homes built from 2018
  • Work with Sadiq Khan to build 500 homes at London Living Rent 
  • Campaign for a more affordable private rented sector
  • Better support for homeless families, continue to improve housing services and campaign for more suitable housing for older people

Fight to protect frontline services

  • Continue to campaign to save our NHS from privatisation, and fight against the downgrading of the Homerton
  • Defend our schools from Tory cuts and reorganisation 

More support for families in Hackney

  • Build the new school places we need and fight to protect our youth services from Tory cuts
  • Create a Hackney childcare bursary to increase provision and affordability of local childcare
  • Establish a programme of inspirational young leaders and mentors in our school and ensure young people have the right mental health and wellbeing support they need
  • Support volunteering and community involvement through a new Active Hackney Network

Increase opportunities for local people

  • Ensure local people get access to the best jobs, training and apprenticeships
  • Create a Mayor's small business forum and a Hackney London Wage Accreditation Scheme
  • Campaign for better public transport and ensure projects like Crossrail 2 work for local people

Create a more sustainable Hackney

  • Ensure Hackney continues to be the most innovative cycling borough in London
  • Tackle pollution near our schools and town centres
  • Cut fuel poverty and increase the number of renewable and community energy schemes in Hackney

We will be out campaigning for Phil across Hackney until polling day - Sign up for a campaign session using our events page.

What you think about living in Hackney is important so if you have any thoughts, issues or concerns please get in touch.

Thanks for your continued support

Philip's pledges for Hackney

Philip Glanville is Labour's candidate in the by-election for Mayor of Hackney, Thursday 15th September.

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Hackney Labour has selected Philip Glanville to be Labour’s candidate in the by-election to replace Jules Pipe as Mayor.

Jules is standing down to be Sadiq Khan’s deputy Mayor for planning, regeneration and skills after fourteen years of dedicated service as Mayor. In that time Hackney has been transformed from the worst local authority in the country to one of the best; improving schools, building homes and making a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable residents. Hackney Labour would like to wish Jules every success in his new role at City Hall.

After ten years as a Councillor in Hoxton West, and six years as Cabinet Member for Housing and now Deputy mayor, Phil is standing to be Mayor to fight to make Hackney better, fairer and more sustainable. He is a dedicated campaigner who believes in the power of politics to change people’s lives. He has an excellent record from helping residents at the New Era estate in their battle against eviction, to confronting the Government about their unfair Housing Bill, but could do so much more as Mayor.

There will be door knocking sessions across the borough in the run up to polling day in mid-September, which will be advertised on our events page.

This is an excellent opportunity for us to engage with our supporters and residents to listen to their local concerns and ideas, and communicate what Labour hopes to achieve in the future for Hackney and its residents.

Make sure you’re registered to vote, or call Hackney Electoral Services on 020 8356 3232. If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact megan@hackney-labour.org.uk.

Thanks for your continued support.

Philip Glanville - Labour candidate for Mayor of Hackney

Hackney Labour has selected Philip Glanville to be Labour’s candidate in the by-election to replace Jules Pipe as Mayor.

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The Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe CBE, the first directly elected Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney has announced that he will be resigning from his position at the end of this month, after being appointed Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.

“This is an amazing opportunity to serve our city, but the decision to leave was not an easy one to make. It’s been an enormous privilege to serve the residents of Hackney for two decades and I’m proud of everything the Council has achieved;  the transformation of our schools, the clean streets, the new homes, a decade of frozen Council Tax, award-winning services, making a difference to the lives of our most vulnerable residents.

“I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a dedicated team of councillors, and I’d like to thank you, and of course Hackney’s residents, for their support over my 20 years at Hackney including 14 years as Mayor. Leading Hackney on its journey from the worst local authority in the country to one of the best will always be something of which I will be very proud.  Hackney is a unique place. It represents the very best of London, and I hope that from City Hall I can continue to make a difference here. I know that under my successor, whoever that may be, you will all continue to serve this place and its communities with commitment, loyalty, creativity and hard work.”

Cllr Philip Glanville, will fulfil the functions of the position from that point until a new Mayor is elected. A Mayoral election is expected to be held in September.

Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, standing down after being appointed Deputy Mayor of London

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