Jules Pipe has been the directly elected Mayor of Hackney since 2002, winning the election in October 2002, and again in May 2006 and May 2010. He was also re-elected in May 2014 to serve as the Mayor of Hackney for the third time.
As one of only fifteen directly elected local authority Mayors in the country, Jules is responsible for providing transparent and accountable leadership to the Council, as well as acting as a champion and advocate of the borough. From the moment he first became Mayor, the priorities that he set can be summarised as: improving services and opportunities for all; making sure the Council is high performing and efficient; and providing community leadership.
Since Jules Pipe became Mayor, Hackney has seen one of the fastest falls in crime in London, the establishment of five new secondary schools - with all twelve secondary schools now rebuilt or renovated in the borough, one of the largest affordable housebuilding programmes in the UK and the successful campaign to put Hackney on the tube map. Council Tax has been frozen for the past nine years, with no cuts to services, and is now below the London average. Jules was also at the forefront of Hackney's ambitious plans and aspirations for the borough's 2012 legacy.
Before becoming Mayor, Jules worked as a newspaper journalist, working for, among others, the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, as well as serving as a ward councillor from 1996 to 2002, and Leader of the Council from June 2001 until elected as Mayor in 2002.
He was born and grew up in East London, and has lived in Hackney for 17 years.
In the 2008 New Year's Honours List, Jules was awarded a CBE in recognition of his service to local government..
Contact Jules on firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone him on: 020 8356 3220
or write to him at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London, E8 1EA