Hackney campaigners say ‘Kill the Housing Bill!’

15 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners and residents from Hackney joined a crowd of thousands on Sunday to protest against the “death” of affordable housing. Demonstrators gathered in Lincoln’s Inn Fields before marching towards Parliament to voice their opposition to the government’s planned housing bill. Hackney MP Diane Abbott spoke briefly at the march and was heckled when she announced […]

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Sadiq Khan


Sadiq Khan says he will “fix housing and transport” in Hackney campaign visit

9 Mar , 2016  

Candidates in the race to be mayor of London descended on Hackney this week in anticipation of the election on 5 May. Labour party hopeful Sadiq Khan took his campaign to the streets of Hoxton on Saturday morning. Joined by Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier and Hackney mayor Jules Pipe, Mr Khan addressed […]

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Campaigners storm Hackney letting agents in housing benefit protest

4 Mar , 2016  

Campaigners stormed Hackney letting agents on Saturday to protest the “demonisation and discrimination” of housing benefit claimants by landlords in the borough. Over 100 campaigners, joined by Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier, attended a rally outside Hackney Town Hall on Saturday morning to demand an end to the alleged “blanket ban” imposed by […]

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Meg Hillier / Housing in Hackney


Meg Hillier: “I want to see action on affordable housing”

12 Mar , 2015  

London’s housing is in crisis and Hackney is the epicentre, writes MP Meg Hillier in a comment piece for the Hackney Post.  In my borough more people rent privately than own their property, while the majority rent from a council or housing association. Those who rent privately are spending more than half their wages on […]

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Logo for the populist right-wing party UKIP, showing a purple pound sign superimposed on a yellow circle, with "UKIP" written across the middle


Ward off UKIP challenge with economic support, says MP

16 Oct , 2014  

Hackney MP Meg Hillier has urged her party to promise more economic support to Britain’s “forgotten” voters and ward off the challenge of UKIP. Mrs Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, said that the Labour party has failed to understand the challenges facing working class men and women. “I think we didn’t do enough […]

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Ed Miliband champions young people on visit to Hackney Community College

22 Nov , 2013  

Ed Miliband showed his support for the East London tech scene last week by visiting Hackney Community College to find out more about its Tech City apprenticeships. These apprenticeships give students the opportunity for paid employment at Tech City firms in East London, such as Shoreditch-based design company Poke, while studying. In a speech at […]

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Breach-of-conduct councillor slams verdict as biased

21 Nov , 2013  

A Conservative Hackney councillor has rejected the council Standards Committee ruling that he broke codes of conduct by failing to declare an interest in a planning application, saying that it is “open to allegations of bias.” Michael Levy was found guilty at a Standards Committee hearing of breaching two separate protocols when he took part […]

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Bedroom tax could lead to riots on the streets of Hackney

7 Mar , 2013  

The Government’s “bedroom tax” is likely to lead to riots and social unrest in Hackney, a Labour councillor has warned.

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Dogs to get ASBOS

20 Mar , 2012  

First there were ASBOs for hoodies; now doggies are getting anti-social behaviour orders of their very own – “dog control orders”. This comes after reports from terrified locals of Staffordshire bull terriers trying to attack kids in their prams. From 1 April man’s best friend will be banned from Hackney’s outdoor play areas and sport […]

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Hackney Central by-election announced

8 Mar , 2012  

A by-election has been set for 3 May after Councillor Alan Laing — who has served Hackney Central for a decade — announced on the Hackney Central Labour blog that he will resign this month to take up a new job in Scotland. Ben Hayhurst, a barrister, will represent the ward as the Labour candidate.  […]

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