Labour councillors retained their stronghold of Hackney and utterly wiped out the Lib Dems, despite early fears from some in the party it might all go pear shaped.
Mayoral candidates clashed with each other – and the audience – over issues like women’s rights, “selling off the family silver”, and car ownership at the Gazette’s hustings last night.
The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month’s local elections.
Membership of Hackney’s Liberal Democrat group has soared more than 500 per cent since the 2015 election according to its new vice chair.
A petition handed to the council by children and parents from two Stamford Hill schools could mean parking zones are introduced to stamp out “extremely aggressive driving”.
Meg Hillier has held Hackney South and Shoreditch with a sensational 43,974 votes – 79 per cent of the votes cast and up from 30,633 in 2015.
Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.
Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit could cost the Labour party seats in Hackney, according to the Liberal Democrats.
‘Fostering has been really positive for me, I have no regrets whatsoever.’