Mayor Glanville confirms his Cabinet

The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, has confirmed his Cabinet team, who will support him during his first full term.

It sees the introduction of a second deputy mayor, and former Chair of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission, Cllr Chris Kennedy, promoted to the Cabinet - writes

· Cllr Anntoinette Bramble: Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Young People and Children’s Social Care

· Cllr Feryal Demirci: Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, Transport and Parks

· Cllr Caroline Selman: Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Policy and the Voluntary Sector

· Cllr Chris Kennedy: Cabinet Member for Families, Early Years and Play

· Cllr Guy Nicholson: Cabinet Member for Planning, Business and Investment

· Cllr Rebecca Rennison: Cabinet Member for Finance and Housing Needs

· Cllr Clayeon McKenzie: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

· Cllr Jon Burke: Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services

· Cllr Carole Williams: Cabinet Member or Employment, Skills and Human Resources

· Cllr Sem Moema: Mayoral Advisor for Private Renting and Housing Affordability

I’m pleased to confirm the Cabinet team who will support me in my first full term as Mayor of Hackney. Hackney is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country, and I’m proud to have appointed a Cabinet team that continues to reflect that diversity.

I’m particularly pleased to welcome Cllr Kennedy to the Cabinet. During his time as Chair of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Commission, Chris demonstrated that he has the skills, knowledge and compassion that will bring great value to the team. Among other things, he will be leading on our support and services for children and young people with special educational needs, ensuring we can dedicate even greater focus to this important issue, to both work with families, teachers and other stakeholders locally, and also to make sure, working alongside Deputy Mayor Bramble, Hackney’s voice is heard nationally, as we continue to fight for fairer funding.

Cllr Demirci now has responsibility for adult social care and public health. By combining these critical service areas with air quality, parks and transport, I hope we will be able to build on the progress we have already made in tackling air pollution, and I have appointed her joint deputy mayor, to acknowledge the enormous challenges and opportunities we face as we work in new ways with our partners to create a healthier borough.

Cllr Selman, who has been working with me on our response to community safety, has an expanded portfolio to recognise that tackling some of the issues causing recent violence and crime in the borough are complex, and as well as keeping up the fight for more police resources also needs a wider and more coordinated response, not just from the Council, but the voluntary sector and the community as a whole.

I’m looking forward to getting to work on delivering the promises we made in our manifesto. From building 800 new council and social rented homes to setting up a publicly owned energy company and ensuring young people can access the opportunities available across the borough, we will continue to work hard to make Hackney a place for everyone.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
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