Phil has lived in Hackney since 2003 and has been a councillor for Hoxton Ward since 2006. Alongside his Hoxton colleagues he has campaigned hard to ensure Hoxton's voice is heard in Hackney.
He is proud to have co-led the successful campaign to reopen Murray Grove Post Office, and is keen to build on Hackney Labour's record of supporting local people in tough times if he is elected for the new Hoxton West Ward.
Locally he helped found the Hoxton Community First Panel, is a Trustee of the Shoreditch Trust and works for a health and disability charity in Old Street. He is passionate about improving the quality of housing in Hoxton and recently oversaw the successful delivery of the Shoreditch Heat Network, which now provides heat to nearly 500 local families. Working with local residents he fought for and won over a million pounds of additional investment to renew Thaxted Court.
Phil's priorities for Hoxton West are to campaign for more street trees and new investment in our local green spaces including Shepherdess Walk Park, Charles Square and Shoreditch Park. He also wants to support local businesses, ensure that new developments deliver more for local people, and make sure our streets become as good as the best in Hackney.
Clay has lived in Hoxton most of his adult life. He is national and local representative of the PCS union, with nearly 30 years’ experience in this field, including health & safety, mediation and crisis management.
As a former member of Shoreditch Trust, Clay was instrumental in the introduction of the 394 bus as a community project pilot. He was also successful in fighting off the sale of Council land across Shoreditch, and he supported the successful miscarriage of justice campaign to free Sam Hallam from prison.
More recently he helped establish the Blue Hut Youth club in Hoxton and help orchestrate the successful campaign alongside his fellow councillors to have the Murray Grove Post Office reopened.
Going forward, Clay’s priorities include improving our local environment, reviving the local economy and boosting job opportunities for young people. He is also is committed to campaign for the London Living Wage and genuinely affordable rents as well as improving local recreational facilities and creating a safer, greener, cleaner and closer nit community in Hoxton.
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