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ELECTION 2018

Fifty-two Labour councillors and five Conservatives will file into the Hackney Council chamber on May 23.

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.

Voters across Hackney went to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in the local election.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

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.

Lib Dems in Hackney have come up with a strategy to tackle violent crime at its roots, by ploughing £1.5million a year into an innovative unit to treat the causes of the current deadly epidemic.

Vernon Williams tells Emma Bartholomew how his education began after he left school - and why he's the only independent mayoral candidate on next week's Hackney Council ballot papers

The Hackney Gazette will co-host a hustings for prospective Mayoral candidates ahead of next month's local elections.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May's election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

The full list of candidates for the upcoming council elections in Hackney has been announced.

The Tories have vowed to freeze council tax and scrap the town hall's illegal publication Hackney Today if they win a majority for the first time since 1968.

Hackney Labour has launched its manifesto ahead of next month's council election, saying it is for "those who still feel excluded" and are worried about changes in the borough.

A leading Muslim organisation in the north of Hackney will hold an election hustings on Wednesday night.

The Green Party has launched its campaign to win a seat at the May elections in Dalston, where members feel they have a "real chance" of getting their first councillor in the ward.



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