Hackney London Borough Council

All of the seats in Hackney were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 52 Total councillors 52 Change+2


Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 5 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-3
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Hackney Council launches 'dementia friends' scheme

Local Democracy Reporting Service

All new Hackney Council staff are to attend workshops to train them up as “dementia friends”.

The sessions are part of a wide-ranging council initiative in partnership with the Hackney Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA) and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Every new staff member at the Town Hall will now attend the workshops, which are designed to educate participants on how dementia affects someone and what they can do to help.

The Town Hall committed to making Hackney a dementia-friendly community in January, in a combination of building awareness around the disease, outreach to local business, and events for people living with dementia and their carers.

Hackney's hate crime consultation gets 69 responses

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A public consultation on Hackney Council's new hate crime strategy received just 69 responses.

The consultation ran from 15 January to 23 March 2018 and outlined a range of strategies the council plan to introduce to tackle this crime.

The plans involve raising awareness to increase reporting of hate crimes, teaching people about extremist beliefs, training council staff, analysing data to identify hate crime "hotspots", improving support for victims, and working with groups such as Stop Hate UK.

The council stated that, whilst articles about the consultation were published in Hackney Today, the council's freesheet that is delivered door-to-door across the borough, and also in the Hackney Citizen newspaper, the consultation garnered just 69 responses.

The consultation was also widely advertised through the council's social media channels.

Over 85% of the consultation respondents (i.e. 59 respondents) agreed all the hate crime strategy objectives.

Council agrees legal fight over freesheet

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Hackney Today
Hackney Council

Hackney Council has agreed to take the government to court after being told to stop publishing its taxpayer-funded freesheet Hackney Today more than four times per year.

At a meeting last night the council's cabinet agreed to seek a judicial review if local government secretary James Brokenshire "maintains the current directions" instructing the council to cut Hackney Today from fortnightly to quarterly.

The government has repeatedly said Hackney Today violates the Publicity Code and in April ordered the council to switch to quarterly publication by September 2018.

The council argues the direction was issued unlawfully, and adds that cutting back publication would cost the council money and harm disadvantaged groups which could not access council information online. The legal challenge would involve "co-operation and cost-sharing" with Waltham Forest Council, which announced a similar plan earlier this month after receiving the same direction about its own freesheet, Waltham Forest News.

Hackney Council and Waltham Forest are the only two local authories in London to still publish fortnightly freesheets after Tower Hamlets scrapped East End Life in 2016.

The cabinet also agreed to continue to publish Hackney Today in the meantime "notwithstanding the purported directions" from the government.

Labour gains seats in Lewisham and Hackney

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour increased its hold of both Lewisham and Hackney.

In Lewisham, the party gained all 54 seats, taking one from the Greens.

In Hackney, the party won two more seats to take their overall number on the council to 52.

The Conservatives also won another to take them to five while the Liberal Democrats lost all three of their seats.

Labour retains Hackney

Results are still being declared but Hackney have retained control of the council having so fr won 29 of 57 available.