Philip Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, becoming the borough's second directly elected Mayor. He was re-elected in May 2018.
Prior to being elected Mayor, he was responsible for housing and has committed the Council to increasing the number of council homes built, including 800 for social rent. Employment, skills and education are also a key priority; to ensure we actively help residents into careers and that all residents, whatever their age, have the skills and support they need to get into employment, return to work or start a business ─ all contributing towards bridging the gap between Hackney’s residents and their growing local economy.
Philip is committed to being a campaigning Mayor, standing up for Hackney’s most vulnerable residents and campaigning against austerity. He writes extensively on these subjects, and is part of the growing ‘new municipalism’ movement in local government.