The London Borough of Hackney is made up of 21 wards, each with either two or three councillors. Labour currently hold 52 out of 57 seats on the council.
Local ward councillors are responsible for representing the people who live in the area on a wide variety of issues. Councillors (also known as Members) are normally elected for four year terms and are elected by local people to plan, run, monitor and develop council services. You can find out who represents you, how to contact them and details of their surgeries on the Hackney Council website or in Hackney Today.
If you wish to contact a councillor, you can write to all of your councillors at: Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London, E8 1EA.
You can also leave a message for your councillor with Members Services at the Town Hall by calling 020 8356 3373.