Candidates for the 2018 Council Elections

We've worked hard to put a candidate forward in all 57 seats in the upcoming council elections so that everyone in Hackney has the opportunity to show their support on election day.

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You can find a full listing of all our candidates at the bottom of this page.


Alex Armitage



James McDonald



Sally Zlotowitz

Hackney Downs

Sally Zlotowitz has lived in Hackney for 15 years. She works in mental health with young people, and particularly on countering violence.


Alastair Binnie-Lubbock

Hackney Downs and our Mayoral candidate

Alastair Binnie-Lubbock has lived in the area all his life and went to the Benthal Primary School. He works in fundraising and as a freelance filmmaker and events professional. He is Vice-Chair of the Hackney Downs Park User’s Group.

Follow Alastair on Twitter: @Alastairis

Sheila Menon

Hackney Downs

Sheila Menon has lived in Hackney for 22 years. She has been a community activist for a number of years. She works in administration for a peace and justice organisation.


Dan Thompson



Marie Remy



Heather Hampson

Lea Bridge


Full Listing of Candidates

There are 21 wards in Hackney, each with either 2 or 3 seats on the council.  You will therefore have the opportunity to cast a vote for either 2 or 3 seats on your voting papers depending on the size of your ward.

Duncan Appleby, Anne Margaret Bryne

Carrie Davies, Georgina Machray, David Mercer

Jim Cresswell, Adam Lawson, Marie Remy

Alex Armitage, Dan Thompson

De Beauvoir
Heather Finlay, Nicholas Thorp

Hackney Central
Charlene Concepcion, Siobhan Macmahon, Alec Rossiter

Hackney Downs
Alastair Binnie-Lubbock, Shelia Menon, Sally Zlotowitz

Hackney Wick
Joe Garbett, Laura Salisbury, Ruth Sharpe

Gideon Corby, Deepa Shah, Paul Urwin

Rachel Baker, John Devaney, Tamlyn Rhodes

Hoxton East and Shoreditch
Scott Elliott, Samir Jeraj, Florence Wedmore

Hoxton West
Fatemeh Beyad, Chris Venables, Elizabeth Whitebread

King's Park
James Morgan, Alex Oates, Zoe Oates

Lea Bridge
Douglas Earl, Heather Hampson, Ruth Jenkins

London Fields
Kirn Cutler, Nicholas Lee, Catherine O’Shea

Stefan Liberadzki, James McDonald

Ellie Keggin, Robert Rayner, Thomas Stern

Stamford Hill West
Charles Dreyer, Bronwen Jones

Stoke Newington
Fiona Dowson, Henry Greenwood, Elinor Lewis

Sandra McLead, Liam Palmer, Wendy Robinson

Woodberry Down
Daniel Alexander, James Pike