Mayor and cabinet


Hackney has a directly elected Mayor. The Mayor selects some of the councillors to be part of his or her cabinet.


The post of Mayor is currently vacant, following the resignation of Mayor Jules Pipe on 29 July 2016. A Mayoral election will be held on 15 September, to elect a new Mayor. In line with the Council's constitution, whilst the elected Mayor post is vacant the Deputy Mayor will act in his place until a new Mayor is elected. 

Current cabinet member portfolios are outlined below.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Philip Glanville

Lead responsibility for all matters relating to housing. As set out above, while the elected Mayor post is vacant, Cllr Glanville is also acting in the Mayor's place until a new Mayor is in post following the Mayoral election on 15 September. This includes responsibility for the overall corporate strategy, financial management, and delivery of services by the Council, and lead on crime and community safety, equalities and communications. 


Neighbourhoods and sustainability Councillor Feryal Demirci

Councillor Feryal Demirci

Lead responsibility for waste management, recycling, environmental enforcement, street scene and highway infrastructure, parking control, transport, markets and environmental sustainability.


Children's services Cllr Anntoinette Bramble

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble

Lead responsibility for all issues relating to children and young people, including education, children's social services and the youth service.


Finance Councillor Geoff Taylor

Councillor Geoff Taylor

Lead responsibility for revenues and benefits, audit, procurement, pensions, and customer services.



Health, social care, and culture Councillor Jonathan McShane

Councillor Jonathan McShane

Lead responsibility for libraries, parks, and leisure services, adult and community social services, health, and voluntary sector issues.


Regeneration Councillor Guy Nicholson

Councillor Guy Nicholson

Lead responsibility for promoting investment into the Borough and bringing about the sustainable regeneration of Hackney's neighbourhoods and town centres. Responsible for the socio-economic and cultural development of the borough, increasing employment opportunities for residents, maximising the legacy from the 2012 Games, and the forming of planning and land use policies for the borough.