Local Politics

Hackney Mayor, Jules Pipe, to stand down following appointment as Deputy Mayor of London

Hackney Mayor, Jules Pipe, to stand down following appointment as Deputy Mayor of London

On the day former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, bottled it by ruling himself out of his party’s leadership race of a country in gargantuan political turmoil, Hackneys mayor of a decade and a half, Jules Pipe, has announced he wil be standing down to take up a post in City Hall. Following his appointment as Deputy Mayor of […]

Hackney Labour Councillor eyes MP seat in Brent

Hackney Labour Councillor eyes MP seat in Brent

  The general elections is still two years away,  but that hasn’t stopped  Hackney Labour Councillor Patrick Vernon from throwing his hat into the ring, to be picked as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Brent Central.  The 51year old Queensbridge Ward Labour Councillor and married  father of one, recently told the Brent & Kilburn Times:  […]

Revealed: Hackney Councillors absence rates

Revealed: Hackney Councillors absence rates

A new Hackney grass roots group set up to give an independent voice to Hackney residents, has revealed the scale of absentee Councillors  from Council meetings. The findings come from Hackney First who have compiled information from the Council and produced an infographic that shows there are 18 Hackney Councillors who are reported absent from […]

Mustafa Korel: Green Party’s Choice for Hackney Central Ward Councillor

Mustafa Korel: Green Party’s Choice for Hackney Central Ward Councillor

This originally appeared as a blog entry on the Duchess of Hackney Blog With a less than inspiring line up, in the bid for Councillor in Hackney Central ward’s May 3rd by-election,  it’s refreshing and reassuring to know that there is someone who actually lives in Hackney Central  and is not a soulless politico prototype  […]

Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

Hackney and Haringey Council; a risky marriage of convenience?

What began as a rumour following the savage Government Spending Review of October 20th 2010 has now gained more credence. Last week, an anonymous Council source spoke out about a proposed merger between Hackney and Haringey Council to take in certain core Benefit services. These could range from Council Tax Benefits to Employment Support Allowance […]

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