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Mayor of Hackney joins our Here East 'Innovation Cities' forum


Above: Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney (courtesy London Borough of Hackney)


We are delighted that the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville will be contributing to our September 'Innovation Cities' forum at Here East, London. He will be joining our panel discussing joined-up housing and development in London along with Homes England.


Philip was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, becoming the borough’s second directly elected Mayor. He was re-elected in May 2018, and again in May 2022.

Previously a councillor in Hoxton West for 10 years, Philip spent 3 years as Cabinet Member for Housing and then a short period as Deputy Mayor.


As Cabinet Member for Housing, Philip oversaw the delivery of genuinely affordable homes. He continues this as Mayor, committing the council to building a further 1,000 council homes for social rent between 2022 and 2026.


On employment he states:


'Employment, skills and education are a key priority for the Mayor, ensuring the support of schools and helping young people find careers, also ensuring all residents have the skills and support they need for employment, returning to work, or starting a business. These efforts contribute to the Mayor’s goal of bridging the gap between Hackney’s residents and the growing local economy.'


His leadership on climate issues has seen Hackney recognised as the most ambitious local authority tackling the climate crisis.


Philip is currently Deputy Chair of London Councils and Chair of its Transport & Environment Committee. This puts him at the forefront of regional attempts to tackle climate change. He has served on the LLDC Board since 2016. He is currently a Board member of the NHS North East London Integrated Care Board and London Councils' Digital Champion.


Philip previously worked for an HIV charity in Old Street and in various roles in Parliament. He was born in Hillingdon, moved to Worcester, before moving back to London in 1999 to go to university. He has lived in Hackney since 2003.

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