Dear Member,

I’ve never taken for granted the trust so many of you placed in me when you first selected me to be your candidate for Mayor in July 2016. Now I am again asking for your support to be your Mayoral candidate in 2022.

We’ve achieved a lot since I was re-elected Mayor of Hackney in 2018. We’ve shown the best of Labour in power, together helping build a fairer, safer and more sustainable borough, while always campaigning, holding the Tory Government to account and fighting for a Labour Government.

And at every step, I’ve been open and transparent with you. I’ve been to every ward branch in the borough and reported back to Hackney North and South meetings every month. I’ve been with you on the Hackney doorstep and further afield with #HackneyOnTour. I’ve held an annual Mayor’s Question Time and responded to around 1800 pieces of casework every year.

Now it’s time for progressive, local leadership to continue helping Hackney recover and rebuild. But going back to normal isn’t an option, because ‘normal’ didn’t work for so many of our residents.

So please reselect me as your Labour and Co-operative candidate for Mayor of Hackney, and let’s rebuild a better Hackney, together.

We’ve achieved a lot since I was
re-elected Mayor of Hackney in 2018.

We’ve achieved
a lot since I was
re-elected Mayor of Hackney in 2018.

Introduced mandatory private landlord licensing


Launched the Hackney Young Futures Commission


Awarded our highest number of Green Flags for our parks and green spaces & declared a State of Climate Emergency


Adopted our Black Lives Matter motion


Insourced £12m and over 350 jobs from private contracts


Introduced our 48th School Street


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What we've delivered Together For Hackney

Became a London Living Wage Employer

All Council employees & contracted staff are paid at least the London Living Wage.

Launched our award-winning apprenticeships programme leading to a 300% increase in starts.

We now have 164 accredited LLW businesses in Hackney - up by 136 since 2016.

Greener & More Sustainable

Planted 2,500 street trees and 11,000 more trees in our parks and green spaces.

Switched the Council’s energy supply to 100% renewable energy.

New community parklets, network of new water fountains and new local 200 EV charging points.

48 school streets and new measures to promote walking and cycling.

By the end of 2022 all street lights will have been switched to low energy LEDs.

Campaigning For Social Justice

Launched Review, Rename, Reclaim - working to end the glorification of slave traders in our public spaces.

Adopted an Anti-Racism Action Plan.

Introduced Hackney’s Diverse Curriculum, embedding Black history and contribution into our children’s education.

Planning Policy & Tackling The Housing Crisis

Since 2016 built over 320 new Council social rent, Hackney Living Rent and shared ownership homes and started nearly 400 more.

Supported rough sleepers into accommodation during the Covid crisis and introduced Housing First.

Delivered a new inclusive Local Plan, a Child-Friendly Borough Planning Policy, and launched the Hackney Central and Dalston Conversations.

Investing in Hackney's future

New Britannia Leisure Centre and Shoreditch Academy

New Nightingale Primary School and New Regent's College

New state-of-the-art Oswald Street Adult Day Care Centre

New Hackney Central Station entrance to help make the station safer and more accessible.

A Safer Hackney

Supported the Stop and Search Monitoring Group, reviewing 796 stop and search encounters. Launched Hackney Nights - a campaign for a safe night-time economy.

Doubled the Domestic Abuse Intervention Service budget since 2016.

Provided one of the best average ASB response times.

Together, we can rebuild a Better Fairer greener safer Hackney

I know people are still ambitious for change, and building on our record here is just some of what I want to achieve next, with your support:

Ensure Hackney Council remains financially stable and well run, providing high-quality public services for all, with the resources to invest for the future.

Work with you to ensure the Hackney Labour manifesto for the 2022 local elections is inclusive, shaped by members and helps unite the party.

Continue our record of tackling the climate emergency by bringing forward our Net Zero plans and doubling the size of Hackney’s Green Economy.

Remain a campaigning Mayor, committed to leading on anti-racism, tackling inequality, reducing poverty and ensuring there is no place for hate in Hackney.

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a better