General election 2024: Hackney candidates revealed ahead of 4 July vote

Polling station credit Martin Deutsch

Cast your vote on 4 July. Photograph: Martin Deutsch

Fifteen people are set to battle for votes in Hackney’s two constituencies come the general election on 4 July.

Eight candidates have put themselves forward to be MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, with another seven competing to represent Hackney South and Shoreditch in parliament.

The constituency boundaries have changed ahead of this election, meaning some voters will find they have switched from north to south, or vice versa – more to follow on those changes in a separate story.

In Hackney North, incumbent MP Diane Abbott will defend her seat as Labour’s candidate following a drawn-out party investigation that eventually saw her reinstated.

She will be up against Antoinette Fernandez of the Green Party, Conservative David Benzion Landau, and Liberal Democrat Rebecca Jones.

Reform UK’s Deborah Cairns is also contesting the seat, along with Knigel Knapp of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

Two independent candidates have also been nominated to stand: Ryan Ahmad and Kombat Diva.

In Hackney South, Meg Hillier will hope to retain her seat for Labour.

She will face Green Party candidate Laura-Louise Fairley, Joanna Kate Reeves of the Conservatives, and Liberal Democrat hopeful Theo Roos.

They will be joined on the ballot paper by Reform UK’s Anil Bhatti, Shahed Hussain of the Workers Party, and Carol Susan Small of the Workers Revolutionary Party.

To vote in the UK general election you must:

  • be registered to vote
  • be a British, Irish or qualifying Commonwealth citizen
  • be resident at an address in the UK (or a UK citizen living abroad who has previously been registered to vote in the UK or has lived in the UK)
  • not be legally excluded from voting

The deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday 18 June, and the deadline for submitting a proxy vote application is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

You can register to vote here.

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on 4 July, and you must take photo ID with you – a full list of valid identification documents can be found on this page.

If you don’t have a form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate here.

The deadline for registering for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June, and you can do so here.