Philip Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney in September 2016, and was re-elected in May 2018.

Previously a councillor in Hoxton West for ten years, Philip spent three years as Cabinet Member for Housing before becoming Deputy Mayor in 2016.

As Cabinet Member for Housing, Philip oversaw the delivery of genuinely affordable homes, which he is continuing as Mayor, committing the Council to tripling the number of council homes built since 2010, including 800 for social rent.

Philip is committed to being a campaigning Mayor, standing up for Hackney’s most vulnerable residents and for local government’s important role in fighting austerity. He writes extensively on these subjects, and more recently has been part of the growing ‘new municipalism’ movement in local government.

He has served on the LLDC Board since 2016, and is currently the Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee, Co-Chair of Thrive London and London Councils Digital Champion.