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.