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Here in Hackney, where cultural diversity is integral to our way of life, around 15% of our citizens -; that’s 41,500 residents – are from other EU countries. Hackney had the third highest Remain vote in the UK (after Gibraltar and Lambeth), with 78.5% of people voting to stay in the EU.

This borough has been described as the ultimate global village; its part of what makes us who we are. We value our European citizens because of the cultural richness that they bring to Hackney. They are our friends, neighbours, and colleagues.

Our EU citizens are vital to life in Hackney. That’s why Mayor Philip Glanville has started the #HackneyLovesYou campaign. Please write to me at mayor@hackney.gov.uk, or tweet us using the hashtag #hackneylovesyou, and we’ll send you a badge.

If you are an EU citizen, remember you can vote in the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018. Register to vote here:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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