Anna-Joy Rickard

Anna-Joy has represented Hackney Downs since 2014. She is passionate about the role a councillor can play as a bridge and convenor to solve local concerns, and uses her professional experience in international development project management to achieve this. She has played a significant role convening the local police, council and residents to tackle community […]

Sem Moema

Sem is standing for re-election in May 2022 as a Hackney Downs councillor. She has served the ward for 10 years as a strong voice for local residents and businesses. She has fought for resources and investments in our streets and estates for residents and is a strong community champion. In her next term, Sem […]

Michael Desmond

Michael Desmond is Speaker (civic Mayor) of Hackney and the second longest-serving member of the Council. He was the founder of a community festival when he was a teenager, which led to his political activism and started Airedale tv, which produces comedy sketches. He has lived in Clapton since 1986, returning to a Borough where […]