I am asking for your support to be Mayor of Hackney to build a Hackney that works for everyone.
I’m a dedicated campaigner and fighter who believes in the power of politics to change people’s lives. After ten years as a Councillor in Hoxton West, and six years as Cabinet Member for Housing and now Deputy Mayor, I am now standing to be your Mayor. Here’s why.
The lack of affordable housing in Hackney is by far the biggest problem facing us. Too many are being priced out, too many are languishing on the waiting list for council houses, and far too many desperate families are struggling in temporary accommodation. As Cabinet Member for Housing, I’m proud that we have delivered genuinely affordable council homes to rent and buy against the odds. We've now built 268 homes, are onsite building 738 more, and I've started work on a second programme of 500 homes with 70% of these new council homes as genuinely affordable, a mix unheard of in London.