Newly re-elected Mayor Philip Glanville has hailed the 3 May results as a mandate for Labour’s “bold” manifesto of “exciting and radical plans for building a fairer, safer and more sustainable Hackney”.
Glanville was re-elected with 65.9 per cent of the vote, while his Labour majority was returned with three new seats in Cazenove, wiping out the council’s Liberal Democrats.
But Labour lost a seat to the Conservative Party in Stamford Hill West, where Ahron Klein unseated incumbent Rosemary Sales.
In a statement to the Hackney Citizen, Mayor Glanville said: “I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me myself and the Hackney Labour Party at last week’s elections.
“I am proud to now serve alongside 52 Labour councillors, with two more councillors than before, our best result since 1986.
“It’s an enormous privilege to be elected Mayor of Hackney for my first full term, and I’m looking forward to delivering the promises we made in our bold manifesto in the run up to the election.”
He continued: “We’ve always been clear that, despite Tory austerity and cuts to our grant, we must continue to be ambitious for Hackney, be a campaigning council and find new ways to deliver the services our residents need and deserve.
“Our manifesto wasn’t about more of the same, it instead set out our exciting and radical plans for building a fairer, safer and more sustainable Hackney and I am looking forward to continuing to work with council officers, and even more importantly our diverse communities, to deliver them.”
Glanville added: “From building 800 new council and social rented homes to tackling air quality, from setting up a publicly owned energy company to ensuring young people can access the opportunities available across the borough, we will continue to work hard to make Hackney a place for everyone.”