STATEMENT ON THE CONDUCT OF LABOUR MAYOR PHILIP GLANVILLE

We now know that Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville attended a party with Tom Dewey, his (then) housemate and a former Labour councillor, after he was informed by the council that Dewey had been charged with serious crimes. These reports and the photographic evidence directly contradict the Mayor’s previous statements on the matter.

 

Hackney Green Party is appalled by Mr Glanville’s conduct. It is unfathomable both that he attended the party with Mr Dewey after learning of the charges, and that he then claimed he had no contact with Dewey at this time. These events call both his judgement and his honesty into account, and have resulted in his suspension from the Labour Party. His position as Mayor seems increasingly untenable and we support calls for his resignation.

 

There is an urgent need to fully understand the order of events following the National Crime Agency’s raid on Mr Dewey’s home. We have been calling for an independent investigation since the very serious charges against Mr Dewey were made public, to clarify who knew what and how they acted on the information they had. The case for an independent investigation is now even stronger. Hackney residents, Mr Dewey’s victims and the wider public deserve to know the full facts.

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Green Group response to Hackney’s consultation on the amalgamation/closure of six Hackney primary schools

Hackney has lost of the equivalent of 20 classrooms of children since 2014. We recognise the context and influences which have led to this loss, including Brexit, a falling birth rate, the opening of free schools and the increased cost of living in Hackney. 

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Hackney Greens call for inquiry into Labour councillor's election and resignation

The Green Group on Hackney Council is calling for an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Tom Dewey's resignation as Labour councillor for De Beauvoir in May 2022 and the subsequent by-election to fill the vacancy.

 

Group Leader Cllr Zoë Garbett said: "Tom Dewey resigned less than 2 weeks after being elected in May last year, with no statement from him or Hackney Labour to explain why. We have now learned from media reporting that he had been arrested in April 2022, before the Council elections, and has now been charged with serious offences.

 

"We recognise that the charges are subject to court proceedings and we make no comment on these. However, an independent inquiry is needed to establish what the Mayor, councillors and Hackney Labour knew about the circumstances surrounding Dewey's resignation and the fact of his arrest. Hackney residents were kept in the dark while they were voting in the Council elections and the subsequent by-election in De Beauvoir. It is also concerning that he attended the vote count for the May election, alongside others from Hackney Labour, while under police investigation.

 

"The Green Group will continue to press for full transparency from Hackney Labour and the Council administration."

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Q&A with Zoë Garbett

Zoë Garbett spoke with student journalist Jacob Collett about greenwashing, Copwatch and the right to protest

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Green Party announces Hackney Councillor Zoë Garbett as candidate for Mayor of London

Our very own Zoë Garbett has been selected as the Green Party candidate for Mayor of London in the 2024 elections.

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Hackney Council Climate Action Plan (CAP) Draft

The Hackney Green Party welcomes this opportunity for residents and organisations to contribute to the formation of Hackney’s Climate Action Plan. It is great news that the council is taking this issue seriously: it is the biggest and most important challenge of our age.

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Statement in Support of Strike Action

Hackney Green Party Councillors Issue Statement in Support of Strike Action: “There are no services without people.

This week, workers on the UK’s railways are taking industrial action to demand a decent pay rise, job security, and no compulsory redundancies.

Today, Hackney Green Councillors have expressed their “total support” for this action.

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Statement: Police Operation in Ashwin Street

Green Party Dalston Ward Councillor; Zoë Garbett 

I condemn the action taken by the police in Dalston yesterday (14 May).

I was present from 18:45 where I spoke with riders, the union supporting riders (Independent Workers of Great Britain, IWGB), the police and members of the community/protesters.

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Hackney Goes Green!

We are really excited to announce that Zoë Garbett and Alastair Binnie-Lubbock have been elected as Councillors for Dalston and Hackney Downs respectively. Zoë also finished in a strong second place for Mayor, up 6.5% on the last Mayoral election.

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Hackney Greens Release Plan for a Fairer, Greener Hackney

We are super proud this week to release our Manifesto for the Local Councillor and Hackney Mayor elections on the 5th May 2022.

It has been developed from conversations with residents and from proposals put forward by local community groups. We have listened to and respected residents as experts in their lives and communities.

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