Local Politics

The Great Hackney Swindle – Voting Irregularities At Hackney Town Hall?

The Great Hackney Swindle – Voting Irregularities At Hackney Town Hall?

Employees at Hackney council have been telling callers that there is no Conservative candidate, standing for Mayor of Hackney in the coming elections, this according to the Hackney Citizen and Andrew Boff. The Conservative Mayoral candidates attention, was brought to this issue by ‘concerned residents’.  Only last month, Boff was told his election address would […]

Parliamentary Candidate Alessandra Williams – How As An Outsider She Can Effect Change

Parliamentary Candidate Alessandra Williams – How As An Outsider She Can Effect Change

Unlike some of the other candidates contesting the Hackney North & Stoke Newington Parliamentary seat,  Alessandra Williams was not a name most people in Hackney were familiar with when she announced she would be contesting the parliamentary seat. Other than her tweets on Twitter and her face book messages,  there has been little  coverage about […]

Alessandra of Surrey?

Alessandra of Surrey?

So Alessandra Williams a prospective independent parliamentary candidate for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, resides in leafy, stockbroker belt Reigate Surrey – nowhere close to East London and definitely not in Hackney. While it’s not uncommon for prospective MPs to eye constituencies far from their homes, Hackney Hive, most visitors to this site and I, […]

Alessandra Williams – Independent Parliamentary Candidate On Tackling Poverty, Her Heroes & Eye Liner

Alessandra Williams – Independent Parliamentary Candidate On Tackling Poverty, Her Heroes & Eye Liner

Barrister and criminologist,  Alessandra Williams announced in March she would be running,  for what has become Diane Abbott’s very comfy cozy safe seat for 23 years. Ms Williams of Stoke Newington is a single mother of two boys,  a 16 year old and 22 year old.  She has worked in the private, public and voluntary […]

Alessandra Williams Independent Parliamentary Candidate Hackney North & Stoke Newington

Alessandra Williams Independent Parliamentary Candidate Hackney North & Stoke Newington

Another Independent candidate has thrown her hat into the ring and is running for Hackney North and Stoke Newington parliamentary seat. Alessandra Williams, a Stoke Newington resident and Barrister is making tackling poverty one of her top priorities.  In her manifesto she sites the links between poor housing, poverty, poor education and crime. Ms Williams who is also […]

Tory Mayoral Candidate Andrew Boff’s Beef With Hackney Council

Tory Mayoral Candidate Andrew Boff’s Beef With Hackney Council

Earlier this week, Hackney’s decision to exclude Andrew Boffs election address, had the Tory mayoral candidate non too pleased with Hackney council. The conservative mayoral candidate for Hackney claims his election address which was to appear in a Mayoral election booklet, to be sent out by Hackney council to all voters, was rejected because of […]

Mail Columnist Suzanne Moore to run for North Hackney and Stoke Newington

Mail Columnist Suzanne Moore to run for North Hackney and Stoke Newington

Mail columnist Suzanne Moore has announced her plans to run as an independent in Hackney for  North and Stoke Newington as an MP. The columnist who has also written for the New Statesman, Guardian and the Independent has been very vocal about incumbent MP Diane Abbott, made the announcement to her Twitter followers on Thursday […]

Meet Andrew Boff – Conservative Hackney Mayoral Candidate

Meet Andrew Boff – Conservative Hackney Mayoral Candidate

With local and national elections closing in on us, do you know who the mayoral candidates are for the borough of Hackney? One of the hopefuls standing against current mayor and Labour candidate, Jules Pipe, who has been in office since December 2002, is Conservative member of the London Assembly Andrew Boff, elected in the […]