Hackney sets date for mayoral election

Hackney Town Hall

Mayoral election set for 15 September following Jules Pipe’s resignation

Hackney residents are to go to the polls on Thursday 15 September to elect a new Mayor, the council has announced.

It follows the resignation of Mayor Jules Pipe CBE, who announced last month that he would be standing down after 14 years in office.

Mr Pipe, who formally resigned on 29 July, is leaving to take up the role of Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills.

Those eligible to vote in the election will receive a polling card in the weeks prior to the election.

You do not need to take your polling card to the polling station or show any proof of ID.

You will need to tell polling staff your name and address. They will then cross your name off their list and give you a ballot paper.

The deadline for candidates’ nominations is 4pm on 18 August. Details of all those standing will be available on the council’s website and a booklet will be sent to registered voters ahead of the election.

Anyone who is not already registered to vote can do so here before 30 August. Postal vote applications must be received by the council by 5pm on 31 August.