Hackney Green Group statement regarding the resignation of the Labour Mayor of Hackney

The Hackney Green Group had submitted a motion of no confidence in the Labour Mayor for bringing his office and the council into disrepute and supported calls for his resignation.

We thank Philip Glanville for doing the right thing and stepping down for the sake of the council and the residents it serves. Hackney Greens recognise his 17 years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

With members of all parties and the wider community, and in the interest of full transparency, we continue to call for an independent investigation into who knew what and when around the arrest of Thomas Dewey, and what actions were taken as a result, both within the Labour Party and the council.

We recognise that this has been a distressing and uncertain period for residents and council staff, who have felt let down by the Labour Mayor’s actions.

Hackney Green Party members will choose their candidate for the by-election for the next Mayor for Hackney shortly.