Hackney local and Mayoral election results 2014
Hackney’s Mayor, Jules Pipe, has been re-elected for a fourth term, with the Labour party retaining overall control of the Council.
The overall make-up of the Council remains broadly unchanged, with Labour taking 50 seats; the Conservatives won four; and the Liberal Democrats three.
Mayor Pipe won 40,858 votes, securing 59% of residents’ first choice preferences. Over 39% of the 174,568 people eligible to vote turned out to vote in the mayoral election.
This result is a vote of confidence in what the team at the Town Hall has achieved over the past 12 years, and I am very grateful to the people of Hackney for putting their faith in me once more.
People here voted for us on our record: freezing council tax for nine years, delivering school improvements, and creating one of the country's largest affordable housing programmes. But they also voted for our values of fairness and tackling inequality. My priority is to make sure that Hackney’s rapid economic growth benefits everyone who lives here, through new jobs and opportunities, open to all.
When I first became Mayor, the challenge was sorting out Hackney Council. The challenges are different now, and in some ways greater; housing, population growth, and of course the great financial challenge that faces all local government. We spoke to tens of thousands of local people during the campaign, and that conversation will carry on over the next four years, making sure that we face these challenges together.
Members of the Mayor’s Cabinet will be formally announced at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 11 June, along with a new Speaker of Hackney and membership of Council committees.