Local elections 2022: Greens standing in every ward in Hackney

Hackney Green Party are once again standing candidates for all 57 seats on Hackney Council. With more candidates than the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats combined, Greens are the real opposition to the Labour-dominated Council.

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Statement: Transphobia

Statement by the Officers and Core Team of Hackney Green Party

We will continue to make our local party a safe and welcoming place for everyone, including trans and non-binary people. All forms of bigotry, including transphobia, are counter to Green values – whether expressed outright, through dog-whistles, or under the guise of “debate” and “reasonable concerns”.

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Statement: Police Drug Swabbing in Shoreditch

Statement from Zoë Garbett, Green Party candidate for Mayor of Hackney, on recent police drug swabbing in Shoreditch:

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Green Assembly Member listens to Hackney Youth and challenges police stop and search 

Caroline Russell, one of the Green Party London Assembly Members, has challenged the police on their use of stop on search based solely on the smell of cannabis.

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Hackney Green Party By-Election Candidates Announced

Hackney Green Party have announced their candidates for the four by-elections taking place on 6th May 2021, profiles below.

It is essential that the majority Labour council in Hackney gets held to account with a real and active opposition. Vote Green if you want green.

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Speaking Out Against Nuclear Warheads

In March 2021 the Government said it would increase the number of UK warheads. The response from many people was to ask: ‘what’s the point?’. Nuclear warheads are unusable and also immoral. In January 2021 a UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons came into force.

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More Transparency Needed about the Hackney Data Hack

It has been five months since the Hackney Council computer systems were hacked and residents are still waiting for essential council services to get back online.

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Speak up for Ridley Villas residents

Hackney Green Party campaigner Augusta Itua has been working with current and former residents of the hostel to improve conditions. Concerns have been raised about Ridley Villas for years and an investigation by the Hackney Gazette in 2018 with the help of Green Party campaigner Dr Alex Armitage found overcrowded, damp, rodent-infested and squalid conditions inside the building. Conditions haven’t improved. 

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Open Letter: Sistah Space Venue Relocation

We have grown increasingly concerned with the situation regarding Sistah Space and the proposed relocation to their previous address in Clapton.

Today with the Hackney Women’s Equality Party and Hackney Liberal Democrats we have sent a joint letter to Mayor Philip Glanville seeking assurances that arrangements are in place to ensure we avoid the loss of this essential service for African and Caribbean women suffering from domestic abuse across Hackney and London and asking the following:

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Preventing a Climate and Ecological Catastrophe

We have repeatedly been told that we are asking too much too quickly to tackle the Climate Crisis, that drastic change is not possible, that we cannot so easily change human behaviour.

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