The date of an election for a new Mayor of Hackney has been announced.

The election on Thursday, November 9 follows the resignation of Labour’s Philip Glanville, after he apologised for an “error of judgement” in attending a party with a councillor he knew had been arrested on paedophilia charges.

A photo later emerged of him with newly elected Tom Dewey, whom he claimed he had not spoken to after the council’s chief executive told him of the arrest.

A judge at Wood Green Crown Court gave 36-year-old Tom Dewey, now of Hampshire, a 12-month suspended prison sentence after he admitted five charges of possessing indecent images of children.

Mr Glanville was suspended by the Labour Party, residents staged a protest on the Town Hall steps calling him to resign and Green councillors called for him to quit.

Two parties have announced their candidates so far.

Dalston councillor Zoë Garbett is running for the Greens. She took second place in last year’s Mayoral election and is also standing as the London Mayoral candidate for the Greens in next year’s election.

She also wants a referendum over the future of the role of directly-elected Mayor in Hackney.

The Labour candidate is Caroline Woodley, cabinet member for families, parks and leisure.

May 2022 election count Hackney, pic LDR Julia Gregory, free for use by partners of BBC news wire service

May 2022 election count Hackney, pic LDR Julia Gregory, free for use by partners of BBC news wire service

The election count will be held on Friday, November 10.

Would-be candidates have until Friday, October 13 to submit their nomination papers.

Residents, including those who have just moved into Hackney, have until midnight on Tuesday, October 24 to register to vote.

Applications for postal votes must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, October 25.

Voters will also need photo ID – the first time it will be used in an election in Hackney.

People without approved photo ID such as passports and driving licences can get a voter authority certificate.

Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) at

Editor's note: this story was amended to remove mention of a possible Liberal Democrat candidate.