Philip Glanville
Philip Glanville

Philip Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, becoming the borough’s second directly elected Mayor. He was re-elected in May 2018.

Philip was previously a councillor in Hoxton for ten years, and spent three years as Cabinet Member for Housing before becoming Deputy Mayor in 2016.

As Cabinet member for Housing, Philip oversaw the delivery of genuinely affordable homes, with 1,670 new homes for rent, shared ownership and low-cost ownership set to be delivered by the Council and its partners over the four years from 2014. As Mayor, Philip has committed the Council to doubling the number of council homes built from 2018, and for Hackney to become the first borough in London to build 500 Living Rent homes – where no-one pays more than a third of their income in rent.

Employment, skills and education are also a key priority for the Mayor; supporting schools, ensuring that we actively help young people into careers and that all residents, whatever their age, have the skills and support they need to get into employment, return to work or start a business.

Philip previously worked for an HIV charity in Old Street and in various roles in Parliament. He was born in Hillingdon, moved to Worcester, before moving back to London in 1999 to go to university, and moved to Hackney in 2003. He became civily partnered in 2011 before getting married in 2014.

Mayor’s priorities

The Mayor has set 5 overarching priorities for the Council:

  • tackling inequality; making Hackney a place that works for everyone, with affordable homes, job opportunities and first class schools, where no-one is left behind
  • an ambitious and well-run Council that delivers high quality services, financial stability, and first class-local facilities
  • prioritising quality of life and the environment; making our streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians, tackling air pollution, protecting our parks and green spaces
  • a campaigning Council that speaks up for Hackney and actively intervenes to protect and promote the well-being of the borough and its citizens
  • connecting with Hackney’s communities; a visible, engaging, and listening Council, working in partnership with local people to shape services, and promoting community cohesion

Contact the Mayor

You can contact the Mayor with the contact details below:

The Mayor also holds monthly casework surgeries at the Town Hall. To book an appointment, please call the Mayor’s Office. Due to the high demand for appointments, residents are first encouraged to phone or write to the Mayor, or to attend their local ward councillor surgery.

Mayor’s Office, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8 1EA

Tel: 020 8356 3220


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