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During the EU referendum in 2016, Hackney Labour Party threw itself behind the Remain campaign, determined to protect the diversity and tolerance that is Hackney. Although the EU referendum resulted in the country voting to Leave, we are proud that 78.5% of Hackney voted to Remain.

Here in Hackney we aren’t ready to give up the fight to protect EU citizens’ rights. Put simply, you are Londoners and you belong here in Hackney. While the Conservative government is determined to use EU citizens as bargaining chips and has failed to keep their promises, your Labour Council is still fighting:

  • As a Campaigning Council we will continue to speak out to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Hackney after the UK leaves the EU – Mayor Philip Glanville took part in a joint Labour Leaders letter to the Prime Minister, asking her to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK.
  • We are standing up for toleration and telling our EU citizens that they will always be welcome here through our ‘I Love Hackney’ campaign that celebrates our EU citizens.
  • We’ve written to businesses in the Borough and asked them their concerns on Brexit. We recognise the enormous contributions EU citizens make to our public services, and have raised both at the highest level.

As an EU citizen you are eligible to vote in the Local and Mayoral Elections on 3rd May 2018. This will possibly be the last UK election in which EU citizens in London are eligible to vote. You can use your vote to protest the Conservative’s shameful treatment of EU citizens and vote for a Labour Council that has fought for tolerance, openness and diversity in Hackney.

You can apply for a postal vote, which will allow you to cast your ballot if you are busy on Election Day, by calling Hackney Council on 020 8356 3232 or visiting:

By voting Labour in May you will be sending a clear message that Hackney is still fighting against the harmful effects of Brexit, and will remain a welcoming place to all – including its EU citizens.

Best wishes,

Mayor and Labour Candidate Philip Glanville

020 8533 9493

A Letter to the EU Citizens of Hackney

During the EU referendum in 2016, Hackney Labour Party threw itself behind the Remain campaign, determined to protect the diversity and tolerance that is Hackney. Although the EU referendum resulted...


Welcome to my January - February Mayor’s Report

Dear Member,

Welcome to my January - February Mayor’s Report.

This month has been dominated by the finalising the Council’s Budget, campaigning and agreeing our manifesto.

This week I am pleased to say that the Cabinet and Council agreed Labour’s Budget, the last of this administration. It has not been an easy process, but we have listened and engaged with residents. I am proud that we are continuing fund our priorities despite ongoing cuts in central Government funding, below I explain more about the detail including the proposed Council Tax of 3%.

 I’d like to thank everyone that has already been out campaigning in the local elections both in Hackney and beyond, we have had some incredible launch events in Hoxton East and Shoreditch as well as across the Project North wards. I have been out campaigning in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, London Fields, Springfield, Leabridge, De Beauvoir, Cazenove as well as taking part in Lewisham’s manifesto process with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

On Tuesday evening Labour Group agreed the 2018 manifesto, there is still a lot to do in terms of design and writing, but I am excited to be standing for Mayor with 57 Labour Candidates on such a bold, radical and socialist platform for building a fairer and more sustainable Hackney. Thanks to everyone that held and inputted into this work.

Finally, Labour Group agreed on Tuesday night to continue with the Britannia project, I set out why below. We have consistently listened to the arguments, but given there is now even greater clarity about the type and quality of facilities that will be in the new leisure centre; a clear commitment to genuine council housing to rent and buy onsite; developing plans to invest in the park and wider public realm; and further investment in early years provision at the nearby primary school going ahead is the right thing to do.

Best wishes,


The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Jan & Feb 2018 can be downloaded here

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – January - February 2018

Welcome to my January - February Mayor’s Report

It’s the centenary of women’s suffrage, and as part of the Labour Council’s celebrations, Hackney residents are being given the opportunity to nominate inspirational local women.


This year is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which extended the vote to some women for the first time in the UK. The Act gave women over the age of 30 the right to vote and paved the way for universal suffrage 10 years later when women won equal voting rights to men.

Throughout the year, Labour Council in Hackney will be celebrating the achievements of local women, past and present, and the contribution they make to our communities through various events and exhibitions. As part of the year-long programme of events, the Council is looking to showcase 100 Hackney women who are driving change and making a difference in their community, and is asking residents to send in nominations. The Council has also produced a special, limited edition badge that celebrates Hackney Women which will be given out throughout the year.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Equalities, has been talking about this momentous celebration:

“Our society would be a very different place if women had not fought for their right to vote 100 years ago. We have come so far since then, but still have a long way to go and by remembering their achievements and shining a light on the women making a difference in our communities today, we can continue to push for equality and a fair representation of women across all institutions and in all aspects of our community.”

Across the UK, women still face a struggle for gender equality, whether it’s in regard to pay, education, civic representation or safety. Only 29 per cent of parliamentarians are women, and out of all of the FTSE 100 companies only seven are led by women. Nationally, for every £1 a man earns women earn just 81p, and one in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives.

Cllr Williams continued: “We know there are local women helping to combat inequality who often go under the radar, which is why we want to showcase them throughout this year to inspire, empower and drive further change. We need our residents to nominate their female inspiration – past or present – to help us truly capture the breadth of the great work and achievements of women across the whole borough.”

Nominees should live or work in Hackney and be driving change in their community. For example they could be:

Women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

Young leaders

Community volunteers

Equality campaigners, including LGBTQI+, disability rights, race and discrimination

Those helping to end violence against women

Arts and culture, including writers, poets, spoken word artists, directors


Women in public life, including politicians and business leaders

Women in public services, including the police force, fire brigade and NHS staff

The Council will be collecting nominations until November 2018. All nominations should include a photograph of the nominee with at least 150 words explaining why they should be celebrated as part of the 100 Hackney women. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join the Labour Council in celebrating Hackney women.


Nominations can be made online at, emailed to or posted to: Tara Hudson, Communications, Culture and Engagement, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8 1EA.


All nominations will be considered by a panel of judges and announced in December.

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