Mayor’s Question Time: your chance to #GrillPhil

Residents are invited to ask Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville questions about the issues that matter to them at a free public debate next week.

After a break last year during the first lockdown, the third Hackney Mayor’s Question Time will take place online on Wednesday 26 May, giving anyone the opportunity to quiz the borough’s directly elected Mayor. 

The livestreamed debate will be chaired by former HuffPost UK Head of News and Hackney Gazette editor Ramzy Alwakeel, who will take questions from the audience and lead the discussion.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
It’s been a very difficult year for our borough, but I’ve been inspired by the selflessness and community spirit of our residents and businesses, who I know will help us rebuild a better Hackney in the months ahead. 

I can’t wait until we can bring people together in person to discuss our priorities and the challenges we face, but hosting this online debate is a great opportunity for you to tell me what you think we should be focussing on as we emerge from the pandemic. 

Whether it’s tackling the climate emergency, ensuring a fair economic recovery or how we can support our communities that need our help most, I’m looking forward to some robust and challenging questions from you and Ramzy later this month.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Previous Mayor’s Question Times, hosted by journalist Dave Hill and lecturer Dr Melissa Butcher, have seen hundreds of residents attend fully booked debates at the Town Hall, but this year’s will have to take place online due to coronavirus restrictions.

The event is the latest in a series of online debates the Mayor has taken part in during the pandemic – including with the Hackney Gazette, Hackney Citizen and regular #GrillPhil social media Q&As. 

The discussion will take place from 6-8pm on 26 May using Zoom Webinars. Places are limited and registration is essential. To register, and for information on how to submit a question, visit the registration page.