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How does the budget affect Hackney? The borough’s MPs are unimpressed

Meg Hillier warned people in Hackney they face “more hidden pain” after George Osborne delivered  a budget which she claimed underlined the government’s neglect...

Meg Hillier slates Osborne’s budget

Meg Hillier has joined her fellow Hackney MP Diane Abbott in criticising George Osborne's Budget. Speaking in the Commons shortly after the chancellor, Ms Hillier...

Jeremy Corbyn blasts Bishopsgate Goodsyard plan as “immoral and wrong”

Jeremy Corbyn warned that a multi-million pound Shoreditch redevelopment will transform Hackney into Manhattan and lead to mass “social expulsion” from the borough. The Labour...

Campaigners storm Hackney letting agents in housing benefit protest

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,...

Tech City firms warn Brexit will cost London top talent

Businesses in East London’s Tech City have spoken out against the possibility of Brexit ahead of the EU referendum this summer. Senior members of startups...

Can Meg Hillier throw her shade further than Diane Abbott?

Last week we showed you Diane Abbott's best shade-throwing moments. We wondered if Hackney South and Shoreditch MP Meg Hillier could compete with her death...

Which Hackney electoral candidate is winning on Twitter?

There are less than two months left until the 2015 general election, and it is looking to be one of the most closely fought...

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

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...

New towers set to plunge Tech City into darkness

Campaigners fighting to stop developers “ripping the heart out of Shoreditch” have amassed almost 3000 petition signatures. The petition was started by Hackney mayor Jules...

Politicians join row over Bishopsgate Goods Yard

Politicians have joined residents in opposing plans to build a four-tower residential complex in the heart of Shoreditch. Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and...