2022 Hackney Council election
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All 57 council seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Philip Glanville Oliver Hall Zoë Garbett
Party Labour Conservative Green
Last election 52 seats, 63.0% 5 seats, 11.1% 0 seats, 16.9%
Seats won 50 5 2
Seat change Decrease2 0 Increase2
Popular vote 90,574 16,173 35,419
Percentage 58.9% 10.5% 23.0%
Swing Decrease4.1% Decrease0.6% Increase6.1%

Hackney UK local election 2022 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2022 Hackney London Borough Council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Greens in green.

council control before election


Labour

Subsequent council control

Labour

The 2022 Hackney London Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022. All 57 members of Hackney London Borough Council were up for election. The elections took place alongside the election for the mayor of Hackney, local elections in the other London boroughs, and elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom.

The Labour Party retained overall control of the council. It won 50 of the 57 seats, losing two seats to the Green Party. The Conservative Party held the five seats that they had had before the election, remaining the official opposition.[1]

Background

History

Result of the 2018 borough election
Result of the 2018 borough election

The thirty-two London boroughs were established in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963. They are the principal authorities in Greater London and have responsibilities including education, housing, planning, highways, social services, libraries, recreation, waste, environmental health and revenue collection. Some of the powers are shared with the Greater London Authority, which also manages passenger transport, police and fire.[2]

Since its formation, Hackney has usually been under Labour control except for a period from 1968 to 1971 when it was under Conservative control and from 1998 to 2002 when it was under no overall control. Councillors have mostly been elected from the Labour Party, Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats, with some Green Party councillors being elected in 1998 and 2006. In the most recent election in 2018, the Liberal Democrats lost their three seats in the Cazenove ward with Labour winning 52 seats with 63.0% of the vote across the borough and the Conservatives winning the remaining 5 seats with 11.1% of the vote across the borough. The Green Party won 16.9% of the vote across the borough without winning any seats, performing best in the Dalston and Hackney Downs wards.[3] The Liberal Democrats won 8.6% of the vote without winning any seats, performing best in Cazenove ward. The council is run under a mayoral system, so its leader is the directly elected mayor of Hackney. The incumbent mayor of Hackney was Labour's Philip Glanville, who had held that role since a 2016 by-election.[4]

In November 2021, the local Conservative Party in Hackney selected Oliver Hall as their candidate for Mayor. At nineteen years old, he is thought to have been the youngest ever major-party candidate for a directly elected mayoralty in England and Wales.[5]

Council term

A Labour councillor for Victoria ward, Alex Kuye, resigned in September 2018 for health reasons. A by-election to replace him was held in October 2018, which was won by the Labour candidate Penny Wrout with 58% of the vote against a swing to the Liberal Democrats.[6] Wrout taught journalism at the University of Essex.[7] In November 2019, a Labour councillor for Clissold ward, Ned Hercock, resigned for personal reasons.[8] A by-election was held on 12 December 2019 on the same date as the 2019 general election, which was won by the Labour candidate Kofo David.[9] David was an activist training to be a barrister.[10] His selection as the Labour candidate was criticised by opposing candidates who pointed to his unsuccessful court action against a former colleague who had accused him of sexual harassment and bullying.[11]

Feryal Clark, a Labour councillor for Hoxton East and Shoreditch, resigned after being elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Enfield North.[12] A Labour councillor for King's Park, Tom Rahilly, resigned in March 2020 due to taking a politically restricted job.[13] A Conservative councillor for Stamford Hill West, Aron Klein, resigned in July 2020 due to ill health.[14] Jon Burke, a Labour councillor for Woodberry Down, resigned in January 2021 due to plans to move out of London.[15] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all four by-elections were not held until May 2021 alongside the 2021 London mayoral election and London Assembly election. The candidates for the incumbent party won in all four seats. The Labour candidate Anya Sizer won in Hoxton East and Shoreditch, with the Green Party coming second.[16] The Labour candidate Lynne Troughton won in King's Park, with the Greens again coming second.[16] The Conservative candidate Stephen Lisser won the Stamford Hill West by-election, with Labour coming a closer second.[16] The Labour candidate Sarah Young won the Woodberry Down by-election with the Green Party coming in second place.[16]

Unlike most London boroughs, Hackney kept its existing ward boundaries, as they were last reviewed in 2013.

Electoral process

Hackney, like other London borough councils, elects all of its councillors at once every four years. The previous election took place in 2018. The election took place by multi-member first-past-the-post voting, with each ward being represented by two or three councillors. Electors had as many votes as there were councillors to be elected in their ward, with the top two or three being elected.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in London aged 18 or over were entitled to vote in the election. People who lived at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, were entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities.[17] Voting in-person at polling stations took place from 7:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters were able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.[17]

Campaign

Mayoral election

The Conservatives selected the nineteen-year-old law student, Oliver Hall, as their mayoral candidate. Hall said he would stop any new Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes and consult on removing existing ones. He also promised to build more affordable housing.[18] Gwenton Swoley, an anti-gang activist, stood as an independent candidate under the slogan "Hackney People Before Profit". He said that the proceeds of the crime fund should be spent on "talking therapy and drop-in services" to "help people whose mental health has deteriorated during successive lockdowns". He said he would work to stop children from being excluded from school, and provide mentoring to young people after they are arrested, to prevent them from getting involved in gangs and criminal activity.[19]

Previous council composition

After 2018 election Before 2022 election
Party Seats Party Seats
Labour 52 Labour 52
Conservative 5 Conservative 5

Results summary

Hackney Council election result 2022
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 50 0 2 -2 87.7 58.9 90,574 -4.1
  Green 2 2 0 +2 3.5 23.0 35,419 +6.1
  Conservative 5 0 0 0 8.8 10.5 16,173 -0.6
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 5.5 8,455 -3.1
  Independent Network 0 0 0 0 1.2 1,912 New
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.5 694 +0.4
  Women's Equality 0 0 0 0 0.3 489 +0.1
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 70 0.0

Ward results

Asterisks (*) denote sitting councillors

Brownswood

Brownswood (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Soraya Adejare 1,323 63.0
Labour Clare Potter* 1,315 62.6
Green Mark Douglas 553 26.3
Green Gitta Wigro 499 23.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Neadley 232 11.1
Conservative Pearce Branigan 162 7.7
Conservative Joanna Zolnierzak 115 5.5
Majority 770
Majority 762
Turnout 35.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cazenove

Cazenove (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Woodley* 1,724 50.0
Labour Eluzer Goldberg 1,709 49.6
Labour Sam Pallis* 1,582 45.9
Liberal Democrats Ian Sharer 1,471 42.7
Liberal Democrats Javed Isrolia 1,233 35.8
Liberal Democrats Darren Martin 1,121 32.5
Green Maria Garcia 463 13.4
Green Daniel Alexander 433 12.6
Green Stephen Fielder 277 8.0
Conservative Rishiduth Bootna 251 7.3
TUSC Naomi Byron 81 2.3
Majority 253
Majority 238
Majority 111
Turnout 39.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Clissold

Clissold (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sade Etti* 2,188 65.9
Labour Frank Baffour 1,869 56.3
Labour Fliss Premru 1,740 52.4
Green Feodora Rayner 1,120 33.7
Green Marie Remy 793 23.9
Green Reiner Tegtmeyer 564 17.0
Women's Equality Tabitha Morton 489 14.7
Liberal Democrats Heather James 392 11.8
Conservative Diana Mikolajewska 232 7.0
Independent Network Kelly Reid 220 6.6
Conservative Monika Nierzejewski 181 5.4
Conservative Julia Zolnierzak 179 5.4
Majority 1,068
Majority 749
Majority 620
Turnout 38.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Dalston

Dalston (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Zoë Garbett 1,446 62.8
Labour Grace Adebayo 1,199 52.1
Green Tyrone Scott 920 39.9
Labour Peter Snell* 727 31.6
Liberal Democrats Alton Hassan 138 6.0
Independent Network Olu Adesanu 89 3.9
Independent Network Esther Petrou 87 3.8
Majority 526
Majority 179
Turnout 37.8
Green gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

De Beauvoir

De Beauvoir (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Polly Billington* 1,400 73.0
Labour Tom Dewey 1,102 57.5
Green Heather Finlay 538 28.1
Liberal Democrats John Hodgson 302 15.7
Green Nicholas Lee 288 15.0
Independent Network Samantha May 205 10.7
Majority 862
Majority 564
Turnout 33.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hackney Central

Hackney Central (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sophie Conway* 2,214 73.9
Labour Sheila Suso-Runge 1,994 66.6
Labour Benjamin Hayhurst* 1,877 62.7
Green Florence Wedmore 651 21.7
Green Nicholas Costley-White 561 18.7
Green Stefan Liberadzki 519 17.3
Liberal Democrats Patricia Holloway 268 8.9
Independent Network Clair Battaglino 214 7.1
Independent Network Imogen O'Rorke 189 6.3
Independent Network Desmond Kirby 173 5.8
Liberal Democrats Dave Raval 170 5.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Kellett 158 5.3
Majority 1,563
Majority 1,343
Majority 1,226
Turnout 33.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hackney Downs

Hackney Downs (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Desmond* 1,823 51.3
Labour Sem Moema* 1,748 49.2
Green Alastair Binnie-Lubbock 1,667 46.9
Labour Anna-Joy Rickard* 1,636 46.1
Green Bettina Maidment 1,573 44.3
Green Charlie Norman 1,316 37.0
Conservative Agnieszka Cuellar-Bridy 194 5.5
Liberal Democrats Erika Merguigi 184 5.2
Conservative Joanna Wojciechowska 161 4.5
Conservative Nikodem Mikolajewski 155 4.4
Independent Network Ruth Parkinson 101 2.8
TUSC Clare Doyle 99 2.8
Majority 187
Majority 112
Majority 31
Turnout 40.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing

Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessica Webb* 1,729 72.8
Labour Chris Kennedy* 1,675 70.5
Labour Joseph Ogundemuren 1,603 67.5
Green Laura Salisbury 654 27.5
Green Clive Ardagh 439 18.5
Green Stuart Coggins 407 17.1
Conservative Anna Socha 190 8.0
Conservative Piotr Lipinski 185 7.8
Conservative Piotr Pietrzyk 172 7.2
Independent Vernon Williams 70 2.9
Majority 1,075
Majority 1,021
Majority 949
Turnout 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Haggerston

Haggerston (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Humaira Garasia* 1,786 73.8
Labour Midnight Ross 1,604 66.2
Labour Jon Narcross 1,503 62.1
Green Kathryne Chalker 711 29.4
Green Alice Spendley 643 26.6
Green Maxime Vers 453 18.7
Conservative Karolina Bugaric 325 13.4
Independent Network Niall Crowley 240 9.9
Majority 1,075
Majority 993
Majority 892
Turnout 28.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Homerton

Homerton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Lynch* 1,922 78.4
Labour Robert Chapman* 1,720 70.2
Labour Guy Nicholson* 1,616 66.0
Green Brenda Puech 700 28.6
Green Benjamin Newman 623 25.4
Green Thomas Richardson 503 20.5
Conservative Milton Morris 267 10.9
Majority 1,222
Majority 1,020
Majority 916
Turnout 31.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hoxton East & Shoreditch

Hoxton East & Shoreditch (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kam Adams* 1,354 74.4
Labour Anya Sizer* 1,175 64.5
Labour Steve Race* 1,081 59.4
Green Conan Cook 374 20.5
Green Chesca Walton 367 20.2
Green Nicholas Thorp 278 15.3
Liberal Democrats John Clinch 277 15.2
Independent Network Peter Smorthit 234 12.9
Conservative Sandy Nkolomoni 230 12.6
TUSC Chris Newby 93 5.1
Majority 980
Majority 801
Majority 707
Turnout 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hoxton West

Hoxton West (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Maxwell* 1,574 73.4
Labour Clayeon McKenzie* 1,308 61.0
Labour Carole Williams* 1,308 61.0
Conservative Oliver Hall 452 21.1
Green Cheuk Ho 449 20.9
Green Daniel Enzer 447 20.8
Green Kit McCarthy 423 19.7
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Payne 365 17.0
TUSC Robert Williams 108 5.0
Majority 1,122
Majority 856
Majority 856
Turnout 26.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

King's Park

King's Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Patrick* 1,948 76.6
Labour Lynne Troughton* 1,739 68.4
Labour Ali Sadek 1,726 67.9
Green Josephine Wilby 931 36.6
Green Peter Jones 682 26.8
Green Donell Walter 604 23.7
Majority 1,017
Majority 808
Majority 795
Turnout 31.9
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Lea Bridge

Lea Bridge (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Gordon* 2,080 70.3
Labour Ian Rathbone* 1,802 60.9
Labour Deniz Oguzkanli* 1,732 58.6
Green Ruth Jenkins 881 29.8
Green Douglas Earl 716 24.2
Green Sally Zlotowitz 692 23.4
Liberal Democrats Juliette Bigley 322 10.9
Conservative Yaakov Lauer 224 7.6
Conservative Marzena Sterner 218 7.4
Conservative Yeshoah Leibowitz 204 6.9
Majority 1,199
Majority 921
Majority 851
Turnout 31.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

London Fields

London Fields (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anntoinette Bramble* 2,156 81.5
Labour M Can Ozsen* 1,741 65.8
Labour Lee Laudat-Scott 1,685 63.7
Green Carrie Hamilton 915 34.6
Green Graham Woodruff 498 18.8
Green Paul Urwin 474 17.9
Liberal Democrats Les Kelly 464 17.5
Majority 1,241
Majority 826
Majority 770
Turnout 33.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Shacklewell

Shacklewell (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Lufkin* 1,269 71.8
Labour Ifraah Samatar 969 54.8
Green Benjamin Hughes 458 25.9
Green Felix Thomson 314 17.8
Liberal Democrats Christian Adams 202 11.4
Conservative Andrzej Krajewski 163 9.2
Independent Network Romaine Murray 160 9.1
Majority 811
Majority 511
Turnout 34.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Springfield

Springfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simche Steinberger* 2,273 61.4
Conservative Shaul Krautwirt 2,144 57.9
Conservative Michael Levy* 2,102 56.8
Labour Christiana Ajiginni 1,269 34.3
Labour Michael Jones 1,179 31.9
Labour Laura Pascal 1,156 31.2
Green Celia Coram 272 7.3
Green Julie-Anne Hogbin 259 7.0
Green Noah Birksted-Breen 254 6.9
Liberal Democrats Sean Boylan 76 2.1
Liberal Democrats Clifford Gully 73 2.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Smulian 46 1.2
Majority 1,004
Majority 875
Majority 833
Turnout 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Stamford Hill West

Stamford Hill West (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hershy Lisser* 1,795 59.2
Conservative Benzion Papier* 1,782 58.8
Labour Ahmad Bismillah 1,105 36.5
Labour Faruk Tinaz 972 32.1
Green Johnny Dixon 170 5.6
Green Lewis Garland 130 4.3
Liberal Democrats Tony Harms 55 1.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Friend 52 1.7
Majority 690
Majority 677
Turnout 49.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Stoke Newington

Stoke Newington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mete Coban* 2,350 66.3
Labour Susan Fajana-Thomas* 2,221 62.6
Labour Gilbert Smyth* 1,831 51.6
Green Charlene Concepcion 1,332 37.6
Green Siobhan MacMahon 1,015 28.6
Green Richard Scarborough 580 16.4
Liberal Democrats Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill 407 11.5
Conservative Anna Chomicz 289 8.1
Conservative Pauline Levy 260 7.3
Conservative Weronika Zolnierzak 234 6.6
TUSC Robert Thomas 120 3.4
Majority 1,018
Majority 889
Majority 499
Turnout 38.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Victoria

Victoria (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clare Joseph* 1,888 73.1
Labour Claudia Turbet-Delof 1,539 59.6
Labour Penny Wrout* 1,459 56.5
Green Sandra McLeod 678 26.3
Green Rolf Dekker 545 21.1
Green Wendy Robinson 477 18.5
Liberal Democrats Helen Baxter 447 17.3
Conservative Monika Hoppe-Krajewska 284 11.0
Conservative Lejla Softic 236 9.1
TUSC Margaret Trotter 104 4.0
TUSC Jamie Barber 89 3.4
Majority 1,210
Majority 861
Majority 781
Turnout 33.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Woodberry Down

Woodberry Down (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Selman* 1,441 71.4
Labour Sarah Young* 1,189 58.9
Green Catherine O'Shea 452 22.4
Green Anthony Rose 438 21.7
Conservative Yisroel Cik 276 13.7
Conservative Agnieszka Wypych 238 11.8
Majority 989
Majority 737
Turnout 30.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections

De Beauvoir

De Beauvoir: 7 July 2022
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Walker 758 41.5 -15.5
Green Tyrone Scott 731 40.3 +18.3
Liberal Democrats Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill 133 7.3 -5.0
Independent Network Kelly Reid 83 4.6 -3.8
Conservative Oliver Hall 82 4.5 N/A
Women's Equality Kristal Bayliss 27 1.5 N/A
Majority 27 1.2
Turnout 1,822 27.6
Labour hold Swing Decrease16.9

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