Jules Pipe CBE is the first directly-elected Mayor of Hackney and has been so since October 2002, having been re-elected in May 2006.
He was Leader of Hackney Council from June 2001 to October 2002. Prior to this, Mr Pipe was elected as a Labour party councillor in Stoke Newington in 1996, and later represented King’s Park ward residents.
Before he became Mayor, Mr Pipe worked as a journalist.
Yesterday, Mr Pipe launched Hackney Labour party’s manifesto.
Here are some of the key pledges:
Make it easier for people to report anti social behaviour and noise nuisance
Launch a campaign for responsible dog ownership
Commit to further support for victims of domestic violence
Increase drug and alcohol treatment places by 10%
Plant at least another 1,000 street trees
Look to expand our recycling service further
All residential streets will be covered by a 20mph speed limit by 2014
Look to support those residents who want to grow more of their own food
Continue to provide free swimming for children and the elderly
Continue to work with the Hackney Empire to ensure it reopens
Complete the rebuilding or refurbishment of all our secondary schools
Six primary schools will be rebuilt or refurbished to the highest standards
Open five new youth centres
Complete Decent Homes on our estates by 2013
Use all the Council’s powers to bring empty properties back into use
By 2013 to have created 100 council apprenticeships
Increase the number of council services available online
More about Jules Pipe and his manifesto.
Note: this article was originally published 16 April 2010 and was then re-published 24 April 2010